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India: Mega Mock Drill on Earthquake Preparedness


Gangtok: A Mega Mock Drill on Earthquake preparedness was conducted at various places in and around Gangtok on March 10. An earthquake like situation of 8.7 RS was presumably created at five places viz. West Point Senior Secondary School, Kanchanjunga Shopping Complex, District Adminstrative Centre (East), STNM Hospital and Vajra Cinema Hall Complex with Paljor Stadium as the Relief Camp. The Mock Drill which started at 11.30 am and concluded at around 2.30 pm was organized on the directives of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi in association with State Disaster Management Authority, Sikkim.
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India: Mega Earthquake Mock Drill Held Successfully in Aizawl


Aizawl: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India and Mizoram State Disaster Management Authority, on March 13 yesterday, organised the second phase of mega mock drill involving five North Eastern states at several places in Aizawl. Several government departments, NGOs, schools and hospitals took part in the exercise and rendered their service as well. The occurrence of violent earthquake was informed to District Emergency Operation Centre after it was being initially informed to Responsible Officer Aizawl DC Dr Franklin Laltinkhuma. Casualties were sent to Aizawl Civil Hospita
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India: Heart Attack Symptoms Are Often Misdiagnosed As Anxiety in Women


Women are more likely to die of heart attacks because their symptoms are often misdiagnosed as anxiety so they do not get vital swift treatment, said a study on March 17 Monday. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal set out to understand sex differences in mortality rates for men and women with acute coronary syndrome. They asked 1,123 patients aged 18 to 55 to fill out a survey after being admitted to one of 24 hospitals in Canada, one in the United States and one in Switzerland.
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India: 2,500 People to be 'Rescued' from Sinking Cruise Liner off Mumbai Coastin A Drill


2,500 People to be 'Rescued' from Sinking Cruise Liner off Mumbai Coastin A Drill – upload Mumbai: Mumbaikars walking along Girgaum Chowpatty on March 18 might have been surprised to see high drama at sea. The city was getting ready for a mammoth naval exercise called SAREX-2014, where 20 maritime agencies including the Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Mumbai Police would display their search and rescue skills at sea. While the main drill is planned on March 20, a dry run is planned on March 18. The artificial disaster scenario that would be created to test the preparedness of the authorities involved looks like this: A cruise liner c
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India: Mock Drill Held near Tirunelveli


Madurai: The Madurai Division of Southern Railway conducted the annual mock drill at Thaazhaiyooththu near here on March 25 Tuesday to check the preparedness of its men in case of a train accident, rescue of victims and speedy restoration of rail traffic in the affected section. Over 100 personnel including medical and paramedical staff and a 140-tonne crane, ‘Pandyan,’ brought from Madurai for this exercise, were involved in the drill under the supervision of A.K. Rastogi, Divisional Railway Manager, and Madurai. While the mechanics of the rescue team cut open the roof and side portions of the derailed coach with sophisticated
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