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Review meeting: DCPs asked to visit disaster management centres

Review meeting: DCPs asked to visit disaster management centres
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New Delhi: "Shortage of disaster-related equipment," was one of the points which came up at a recently held meeting related to the review of manpower, equipment and training of staff at the disaster management centres (DMCs).

The Special Commissioner of Police rank officer has told districts, senior officers, to inspect disaster management centres and put up inspection report.

Sources told Millennium Post that under the chairmanship of Special CP, senior officers including Additional CP rank police official, attended the meeting.

"In the review meeting, it was found that disaster-related equipment is condemned. In this issue, an action was sorted from the DCPs of three district," sources said.

The in-charges of two DMCs in the meeting informed that the vehicles available in DMCs are very old and frequently remain off-road. "District DCPs may look into the aspect to provide better vehicles," Special CP said in the meeting.

In the meeting, it was told that as per requirement of warning flags for traffic control, road barriers, 10 bodies covers, 10 Delhi Police jackets, 10 breathing apparatus and 10 chemical resistant gloves may be provided to DMCs on priority basis.

Further in the meeting, in-charges of all DMCs were told that they should conduct mock drills on regular intervals so that the services of staff posted in each DMC may be utilised properly at the time of

disaster.

"It was also told that in-charges of all DMCs should ensure physical training of staff posted in DMC and should also be organised on regular interval so that their physical fitness is maintained," added the sources.

The staff posted in DMCs should be trained in disaster management and they must be young. "District's DCPs were told to visit the DMC and put up an inspection report to Special CP," sources said.

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