YPSA has successfully completed a 4-day training on ‘Mass Casualty Management’ for doctors at USTC conference hall from 19-22 April 2010 under DIPECHO V project funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) and Action Aid Bangladesh (AAB).
The Mass Casualty Management training is to ensure prompt and appropriate assistance to victims of disasters, minimizing injuries and ensuring that the most critical receive immediate medical attention.
Aim of the training is to make hospital capable to effectively respond to disaster especially earthquake. The training was conducted by a panel of Resource Persons formed under a technical committee under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The panel of resource persons includes Dr. K. M. Wahidul Haque (Course Co-coordinator for DGHS), Dr. Humayoun Kabir Talukdar of Certre for Medical Education, Dr. Zahidur Rahman from NIPSOM, Dr. Jahangir Kabir from Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Training Sessions were also taken by Brig. Gen. (Rtd.) Abedur Rahman(Fromar Drirector ofChittagongMedicalCollegeHospital), Brig. Gen. Jahangir Hossain Mallik, Director, CMCH; Prof. Dr. Shah Alam, Head of Psychology, CMCH. Participants are from CMCH, USTC, Maa, Shishu –O- General Hospital etc. 22 participants present in the training.
In the inaugural ceremony of the training chief guest was Brig. Gen. Jahangir Hossain Mallik, Director, CMCH; Special Guest was Dr. M Rafiqul Akther,Director, Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital USTC. Prof. M. Jafar Alam was present as the Chair.
Among others DIPECHO V Project Manager Shakeb Nabi, Deputy Project Manager Rejaul Karim, from Action AidBangladeshand Program Manager of YPSA Md. Masud Rana was present in the ceremony.
Chief Guest Brig. Gen. Jahangir Hossain Mallik said that Mass Casualty Management is very important for hospital doctors, nurses and staffs.
The training successfully ended On 22 April 2010. In a brief closing ceremony Dr. Siddiqur Rahman, Divisional Director(Health) was present as chief guest.