The presence of health workers is so important during a disaster that the drill participants were introduced to the crucial aspects of management and treatment of disaster victims Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) – Several hundred students of Syiah Kuala University (USK) in Banda Aceh City joined a disaster simulation drill on Sunday to improve their preparedness and response capability.The disaster drill, conducted to commemorate World Tsunami Awareness Day 2023, was part of the university’s efforts to reduce casualties during natural disasters, USK Rector Professor Marwan stated. During the disaster simulation drill, the students were trained to implement disaster preparedness and response, including how to handle victims and prepare logistics in disaster management, he remarked. Meanwhile, Dean of USK’s Faculty of Medicine, Professor Maimun Syukri, said the presence of health workers is so important during a disaster that the drill participants were introduced to the crucial aspects of management and treatment of disaster victims. The disaster simulation drill involved students from the faculties of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy, he remarked, adding that the participants were also trained to evacuate and help injured victims. Regarding the disaster prevention and mitigation efforts, Head of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati has earlier highlighted the importance of gathering knowledge about disaster preparedness and obtaining practical skills.
Source: Antara News Agency