Bahrain’s National Disaster Management Committee

11.09.2013 Bahrain
Bahrain’s National Disaster Management Committee

Bahrain’s National Disaster Management Committee

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Chief of Bahrain’s Public Security Major General Tariq Al Hassan (photo) has chaired a National Disaster Management Committee meeting at the Public Security headquarters at the Ministry of Interior.

The Chief welcomed those attending the meeting and thanked the committee members for their efforts in chalking out work plans and coordination to tackle crises and emergencies.

The committee called upon all Ministries and organisations to be prepared to implement the Comprehensive National Disaster Management Plan in case of military action against Syria and the implications it might have for the security of Bahrain and other GCC countries.

The panel also asked the representatives of Ministries and relevant bodies to reviews their plans and to continue training and exercises to improve their levels of efficiency and preparedness. It stressed the importance of coordination between all bodies concerned to issue material to create awareness and initiate programs that included disaster management and ways to react on hearing the siren.

The meeting’s agenda included a presentation by Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Aisha Buonoq, who highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination between health centres in all governorates and the Civil Defence.

The committee was also briefed on the report of the Assistant Undersecretary for Aviation Services on emergency plans of the Civil Aviation.

The committee decided to form a team to present a report on the preparedness of the ministries and bodies concerned to tackle disasters and ways to provide shelters as part of the National Disaster Management Plan in coordination with the General Directorate of Civil Defence. (Ministry of Interior; Kingdom of Bahrain)

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