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BMC Conducts Disaster Management Program for those Visiting Mecca

BMC conducted a special disaster training programme for those visiting Mecca to prepare them for major disasters.

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BMC conducted a special disaster training programme for those visiting Mecca to prepare them for disasters like last year’s stampede. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/KSA_998/status/646875501085224960">Twitter.com/@ksa_998</a>)

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday conducted a special disaster training programme for those visiting the holy city of Mecca to prepare them for any major catastrophe like the Hajj stampede last year.

Nearly 500 people from various states took part in the training conducted jointly by the BMC and the Haj Committee of India.

After the last year’s tragedy, we decided that people need to be trained in emergencies in disaster management so that they remain safe in case a tragedy occurs. Therefore, the civic body’s emergency management cell prepared the training plan for Haj pilgrims, that consists of emergency management if an untoward incident occurs during the pilgrimage.
Ataura Rahman, CEO, Haj Committee

Over 700 people were killed in a huge stampede at Mecca in September last year.

According to an official in the BMC’s emergency management cell, people were given training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They were also told about the potential disasters.

All teachers, who are trained in disaster management, were carrying a guided computerised presentation, from which information was given. The training focused on potential disasters that can occur, how to tackle them and how first aid could be used.
BMC Emergency Management Cell

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