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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-10

Health systems' response towards the temple fire accident in Kollam District, Kerala: A case study

1 State Health Systems Resource Centre-Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Public Health Foundation of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Sreenidhi Sreekumar
State Health Systems Resource Centre Kerala, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhsdm.ijhsdm_3_17

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Objectives: The present study tries to describe the activities related to the rescue of injured, their management, and the rehabilitation activities conducted in relation to the incident and to understand the implications for disaster management preparedness in the future. Materials and Methods: Details about the incident were sourced through semistructured with health department officials, eyewitnesses, and local residents. Secondary data were collected from the data available from official records. Results: Ninety-four percent of the injured and 83.2% of the deceased were males. Seventy-six percent of the injuries constituted of fractures and soft tissue injuries and 9.2% constituted of burns. Nearly 67.5% of the injured were managed through private health care providers and 32.5% were managed at government hospitals. Conclusion: It is important to develop district level disaster preparedness and management plan involving private hospitals too for effective management of mass emergencies

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