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Hospital disaster preparedness-the real situation on 2014 flood disaster

Ahmad Zamree, Norsyazana and Said, Noor Azzah and Sibly, Suzyrman (2018) Hospital disaster preparedness-the real situation on 2014 flood disaster. In: 3 rd UUM International Qualitative Research Conference (QRC), 10-12 July 2018, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Floods are known to be commonly occurring natural disasters in most part of the world. In 2014, the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia was affected by the worst flood ever recorded in history. The worst flood affected area were Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. The 2014 flood caused physical and monetary losses amounting nearly millions of dollars. Among the worst hit infrastructures in 2014 flood disaster were hospitals. This has led to the realization of hospital disaster preparedness and management is important which needs to be closely monitored and addressed. This paper investigates the disaster preparedness level of selected hospitals affected by flood disasters in Kelantan. Guided interviews with the flood-affected hospital disaster committees were carried out and summarized in a summary table to give a clear picture of the level of hospital disaster preparedness during the 2014 flood disaster. The results show that despite the existence of disaster action plan and protocols there is no standard disaster preparedness model being used by hospitals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood, disaster, hospital disaster preparedness, natural disaster
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2019 06:12
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2019 06:12

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