Rain-Flood-Wind Emergency-Disaster-Crisis (RFW-EDC) – Objectives of Hospital Response Plans
Rain-Flood-Wind Emergency-Disaster-Crisis (RFW-EDC)
During Rain-Flood-Wind Emergency-Disaster-Crisis (low-pressure areas, monsoons, typhoons, storms, etc.), the hospital’s response plan should have the goals and objectives:
Presence of a multisectoral team – monitoring rain-flood-wind (RFW) safety and supervise RFW response plan.
No destruction of buildings, equipments, and supplies secondary to rains, floods and winds.
No interruption in power and water supply that will hamper hospital services and will cause other kinds of emergencies / disasters / crisis.
No hampering of services in hospital.
All services, particularly, critical services, are intact for whatever reasons.
Avoid lack of power and water supply that will hamper services.
Avoid lack of staff to serve patients.
Maintain the business of the hospital by promoting patient access to the hospital, such as giving info on status of the hospital during RFW-EDC.
No injury to
Staff on duty in the hospital
Staff reporting for duty to the hospital
Staff going off duty from the hospital
Maintenance of occupational health safety of staff.
Provide safe access to hospital staff and patients.
Status of the hospital during the typhoon.
Accessibility to hospital.
Needs for more staff to report for duty in the hospital.
To provide transport to staff and patients to and fro the hospital when needed.