18 Nov : The Kohima District Disaster Management Committee meeting was held today at DC’s Conference hall under the chairmanship of DC Kohima Sachopra Vero. The meeting was convened in pursuance to the Home Department’s direction and as per work plan for Kohima district. The meeting updated the Kohima District Disaster Management and Response Plan.
EAC Manpai Phom explained on the Disaster Response and District Incident Command System for Kohima district that has been formulated as per the plan of the Jamnagar district, Gujarat. The District Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) under the command and control of the DC leads the disaster response. He also mentioned about the 13 expected teams/units for key response operation functions.
Associate Prof, Disaster Management Cell, ATI, Hovithal Sothu while commenting on the Kohima District Disaster Management and Response Plan gave few recommendations and suggestions for inclusion like indexes/abbreviation charts, history of disaster in Kohima, disaster probability, incorporation of prevention and mitigation, resource maps and maps indicating detailed administrative heads, indigenous communication or warning dissemination system etc.
Resource person Hovithal Sothu also said that the Disaster Management and Response Plan should be updated regularly. He also gave power point presentation on non-structural hazards or damage in homes, hospitals, bookstores, libraries, schools etc.