Strategic Framework for Drowning Prevention’ Released

  • By Prof SP Singh Baghel and Dr. Bharti Pravin Pawar, Ministers of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • 38000 cases of drowning were reported in India.
  • An advisory is critical for the prevention of deaths due to drowning.
  • States must administer the highest level of caution and alertness, particularly during festivities.

Measures:

  • Promoting multi-sectoral collaboration.
  • Strengthening public awareness of drowning through strategic communications.
  • Establishing national and state drowning prevention action plans.
  • Researching generating evidence to inform contextually relevant action for drowning prevention.
  • Form critical action pillars for creating a safer environment around water bodies.
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