Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) - “Safe Hospital Programme”

24 May 2017
10:00 - 14:00
Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS)

Mexican Social Security Institute doctors will guide participants at public and private hospitals. The spotlight will be on Mexico's Safe Hospital Programme, its success and the innovative strategies related to hospitals incorporated in the Sendai Framework. There will be a demonstration of the Virtual Center of Operations in Emergencies and Disasters, an information technology system that connects more than 1,500 medical units of the health sector in the country. Visitors will learn about the organisational system used to evacuate critical areas, such as the intensive care units and surgery rooms, in the event of a disaster. The objective of this field trip is to highlight the need to upgrade hospital systems and infrastructure to contribute to disaster risk reduction and to be prepared to assist the injured when disasters cannot be avoided.