Saturday, February 11, 2023

Goa: Mopa airport holds training on handling of CBRN emergency

The New Goa Manohar International Airport at Mopa has successfully completed a three-day training on Chemical Biological Radiology & Nuclear Emergency (CBRNE) from February 6 to 8.

In a press note, the airport stated that National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) planned this training for the first time at an airport in Goa. NDMA is an apex body of the Government of India, with a mandate to lay down policies for disaster management.

To conduct this training, NDMA nominated S K Ghosh, Senior Consultant (Nuclear & Radiological), NDMA and former Head, Directorate of Regulatory Inspections, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) as coordinator. NDMA also invited eight more scientists & SMEs as faculties from different parts of the country.

The three-day programme included classroom lecturers by domain experts and a mock exercise. Day one was dedicated to Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Preparedness, while chemical, psychosocial & biological emergency preparedness was discussed on day two.

The training event concluded with a sensitisation and mock exercise on day three by a 40-member team from the 5th Battalion of NDRF near the PTB of the New Goa Manohar International Airport.

Speaking on the occasion, GGIAL CEO R V Sheshan said, “We have successfully completed the Chemical Biological Radiology & Nuclear Emergency (CBRNE) training at the New Goa Manohar International Airport. Security & Safety of our partners, passengers and all stakeholders is of foremost importance for us.”

11/02/23 Free Press Journal

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