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Preparing health systems to deal with disasters

Updated : December 26, 2019 06:02 PM IST

Odisha needs to up its ante in health systems readiness in disasters as climate change contributes to an increase in extreme weather events, said experts and affected citizens.
The focus is now on emerging issues and making health systems more inclusive to embrace a wider proportion of marginalised and overlooked communities in the context of disasters, including persons with disabilities and those with mental health issues.
As the impacts of the rarest of rare cyclones, Fani, continue in Odisha, this piece takes a look back at the state’s history with disasters and the links to health.
Preparing health systems to deal with disasters
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