The workshop was organized to address gaps in handling mass casualties at scenes of explosions.
“A typical example is the explosion at Emab plaza, which was characterised by uncoordinated rescue efforts, independent activities by stakeholders resulting in poor accountability and inefficient tracking of casualties,’’ Chonoko said.
He said disaster management had shifted from relief intervention to pre-disaster planning and called for increased mitigation plans in the country. [eap_ad_1] Chonoko said the impact of climate change was on the increase worldwide and stressed the need for the development of emergency evacuation and mass shelter plans in communities that are prone to flood disasters.
“In a proactive move, countries round the globe have put in place measures to mitigate the devastating impact of climate change on vulnerable communities and cities,’’ he said.
Chonoko said flood disasters were one of the challenges facing the country and urged the stakeholders to proffer strategies to combat its effects on vulnerable communities.
Some participants at the training pledged to strengthen inter agency synergy in responding to emergency.
He identified uncoordinated rescue efforts by stakeholders as one of the challenges hindering emergency activities in the country.