Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Comprehensive Drill on Health Emergency of 2018 was Held in Yinzhou District, Tianjin
From:Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning


On September 13, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei comprehensive drill on health emergency of 2018 was held in Yinzhou District, Tianjin. The drill was focused on the multi-disciplinary health emergency forces in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, involving a total of 347 personnel, 84 professional health emergency rescue vehicles, a rescue helicopter and various types of health emergency equipment.

The exercise took a situational approach and was close to the actual condition. It simulated a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in a village in Jizhou District of Tianjin, causing landslides and a large number of casualties. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region immediately launched a coordinated emergency response mechanism. The health emergency teams from three places cooperated to conduct pre-hospital emergency, in-hospital treatment, infectious disease prevention and control, health supervision, psychological crisis intervention and other health emergency response work, mainly to improve their ability in handling incident. The training also aimed to inspect and train the teams on quick assembling and comprehensive organization and coordination, multi-sector linkage coordination, field self-survival protection and other capabilities. Through practical exercises and expert comments, the health emergency team was fully trained and evaluated.

Through this drill, the level of cross-regional health emergency management and cooperation as well as mechanism for join prevention and control of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei has been further enhanced. The capacity of synergy and practice of health emergency response teams across the three regions has been trained in a larger area and at a higher level. The capacity of joint response, co-disposal and cross-regional comprehensive rescue for major public health emergencies was effectively improved.