CONTENTS:- 1. The developmental perspective in disaster management. 2. Disaster management information system. 3. Strategies and management. 4. Policy framework strategies. 5. Disaster risk management policy. 6. Role of the corporate sector. 7. Rescue methods in disasters. 8. Risk management process. 9. Implementation.
Disaster is defined as a crisis situation causing wide spread damage which far exceeds our ability to recover. Thus by definition there cannot be a perfect ideal system that prevents damage because then it would not be a disaster. It has to suffocate our ability to recover. Only then it can be called as disaster. Disasters are not totally discrete events. Their possibility of occurrence time place and severity of the strike can be reasonably and in some cases accurately predicted by technological and scientific advances. It has been established there is a definite pattern in their occurrences and hence we can to some extent reduce the impact of damage though we cannot reduce the extent of damage itself. This demands the study of disaster management in methodical and orderly approach. There is need for a change in the approach towards disaster management. There is now no orientation among health care providers. This is because the health care providers are actually oblivious of the actual needs of the victims. The need of the hour is integration. Integration of what? Integration of medical help and resource provision. And integration of mental health services with other medical services. It is expected that the book would serve the interests of the students as a source of information for understanding and appreciating the finer aspects of disaster management.