Ebola in India: Cochin International Airport conducts mock drill to evaluate Ebola preparedness

Kochi, Nov 10: Officials at Kochi airport set up a mock drill two days ago to evaluate the team's preparedness of handling an Ebola emergency. Although Kochi's international airport does not receive direct flights from areas affected with Ebola virus in West Africa, about 8-10 passengers travel daily from the affected countries. (Ebola in India: 8 Facts about Ebola you must know)

All the stakeholders, including Airport Authority of India, operation security staff, ground staff, Hospital unit at the airport, customs and immigration staff, were a part of the mock drill. The drill was held as per WHO stipulated standard operative procedures, as per the directive of the central health ministry. According to sources, awareness campaign on board flights have been initiated. (Read: 5 reasons Ebola should never come to India)

With inputs from PTI

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