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India: Disaster Management Training for Special Kids Held

Shillong: The South West Khasi Hills disaster management authority organised a one-day programme for differently-abled students and teachers of Lynti Jingkyrmen School at the DC office in Mawkyrwat on 31 August.\r\nStudents were sensitised on the concept of disaster management, do’s and don’ts during natural calamities like earthquakes, cyclones, floods, lightning and thunderstorms. They were also trained in search and rescue operations, including first aid.

Israel: Clalit, Maccabi to Start Paying Ambulance Cost automatically

Beginning on 01 September, Clalit Health Services and Maccabi Health Services will pay for Magen David Adom ambulance- evacuation services automatically, freeing members from wading through red tape to be reimbursed.\r\nSuch an arrangement also will be available to members of Meuhedet Health Services and Leumit Health Services – the two smallest public health insurers – in the near future.

Japan: Japan carries out drills on annual Disaster Prevention Day

Tokyo: Japan carried out disaster preparedness drills on 1 September; dealing with mock earthquakes and other threats just days after its emergency warning system was used for real during North Korea\'s launch of a ballistic missile over the country.\r\nTokyo\'s Metropolitan Police Department practiced closing roads designated as special emergency vehicle corridors. The department\'s traffic regulation division said the drill was the biggest yet of its kind, and included part of a highway for the first time.

Malaysia: Make CPR subject Mandatory in Schools

Kuala Lumpur: St John Ambulance Sarawak (SJAS) has asked the federal and state governments to make the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Respiratory Assistance (CPR) a mandatory subject in all schools in the country.\r\nSJAS chairman and commander Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon said the lifesaving method should be a compulsory subject not only in national schools but also in international, private and tertiary institutions.

Malaysia: N69 Kemena forms CERT to Deal with Emergencies

Bintulu: The Kemena N.69 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been formed following the successful completion of a 3-day emergency response awareness training programme which was attended by 200 grass root leaders and community members from 25 villages located within the Sebauh District.\r\nA political secretary to the chief minister Victor Temenggong Angang officiated at the closing ceremony on behalf of the Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.
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