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Mass-casualty drill at Kunduz regional hospital held

Mass-casualty drill at Kunduz regional hospital held

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Apr 16, 2015 - 17:04

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A full-scale mass casualty drill with 250 persons participated held at the northern Kunduz regional hospital, a statement from the German Cooperation with Afghanistaninfo-icon said on Thursday.

The statement said that the exercise at the hospital was designed to test how ready and responsive the newly refurbished facilities would be in case of a severe emergency.

It said that the findings of the drill would be used to identify room for improvement and shortfalls in protocol and contingency plans for large-scale crisis responses.

The drill, it said was conducted in response to a campaign by the Worldinfo-icon Healthinfo-icon Organization (WHO) to improve preparedness in Afghan health facilities for mass-casualty scenarios.

It was organized and run by the Kunduz Regional Hospital management with assistance from Afghan-German Development Cooperation, it said, adding that the drill allowed hospital staff to familiarize themselves with the new layout of the hospital.

Not yet open to the public, Kunduz Regional Hospital has undergone refurbishing and extension work as part of a project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and managed by KfW Development Bank.

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