SRINAGAR: On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a one-day disaster preparedness training program was organized for patients and staff of the Composite Regional Center, Bemina Srinagar.
The program was attended by the Director of Disaster Management and SEOC Nodal Officer, Aamir Ali, Director of Composite Regional Center (CRC) Bemina, Dr Mir Zaffar Iqbal and NDRF Deputy Commander, MN Khama.
Conducted by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) in collaboration with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), the training was attended by CRC staff , students taking various paramedical courses at CRC, parents of patients with disabilities undergoing treatment and physiotherapy at CRC Bemina.
During the training, participants attended hands-on sessions on search and rescue, firefighting and first aid by expert SDRF instructors led by Abdul Gaffar and Aijaz Ahmed.
Relevantly, the CRC Bemina was established for the disabled of J&K by the Department of Disability Empowerment, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The aim of the CRC is to build an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are offered for the growth and development of people with disabilities, so that they can lead productive, safe and dignified lives.