Hierarchy of A.P Red Cross Society
President
Sri E.S.L Narasimhan
Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh
 
Vice President
Justice Dr.A.Lakshmana Rao
Former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court
 
Hon.Chairperson
Mrs.Rachel Chatterjee, I.A.S.,(Retd.)
Former Special Chief Secretary, A.P.
Vice Chairman
Sri Harpreet Singh, I.A.S
Principal Secretary to Governor.
     
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General Secretary
Sri. S. Balasubramanyam, I.A.S (Retd.),
Former Secretary, Govt.of A.P.

 

 

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Disaster Management

One of the main objectives of Red Cross is to protect life and provide immediate relief to the extent possible to the victims of natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, epidemics, famine, drought, earthquakes, fire accidents, etc. For immediate disaster preparedness and response, efforts are being made to train the local community people, as they will be in a better position to save lives and provide immediate relief as early as possible.

These activities are carried out by Disaster Management Department, established in Headquarters of State Branch.

IFRC Supported Programme:-

The Disaster Management program has been implementing by the IRCS, A.P.State Branch supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). The programme activities are carried out in the selected districts of Srikakulam, Krishna and Kurnool where disasters prone and affected areas. The main objectives of the First Medical Responder (FMR), MOCK DRILL, Water and Sanitation (WASH) and targeted programmes:-

  • I. to improve the knowledge on First Aid
  • to enhance the capacity on self-protection from damages and seasonal diseases
  • to educate the disasters and how to protect from various calamities
  • to promote the voluntarism for participating in relief activities
  • to improve the skills in risk reduction etc
  • to reach the universal objective of health & sanitation The following activities have been implemented in selected districts of A.P.
  • 3 day FMR Refresher Trainingprogramme hasbeen Conducted at State level to (14) Nos. of Volunteers
  • (6) Nos. of Mock drillsexercises have been conducted in different communities in prone areas in the selected Districts
  • (6) Nos. of Mock drillsexercises have been conducted in different communities in prone areas in the selected Districts
  • (6) Nos. of Vulnerability Capacity Assessments (VCA) have been conducted for identify the threats
  • (27) Nos. of targeted activities have been conducted viz. Water and Sanitation (WASH) at School and Community level and awareness programmes conducted to strengthen the vulnerable communities

Relief Activities:

  • to Fire accident victims at Bapatla division in Guntur District
  • to Fire accident victims at Kurnool District
  • to Fire accident victims at Vijayawada in Krishna District

ROVAN CYCLONE:-

Rovan Cyclone effected Nellore, YSR Kadapa, Chittoorand Anantapuramu Districts in November, 2016. The IRCS AP State Branch has donated Rs.3.00 lakhs and distributed relief material, food and beverages to the affected victims through IRCS Tamil Nadu State Branch with the support of Srikakulam, Nellore and Chittoor District Branchesfor humanitarian cause. The following relief activities have done in affected Districts viz.Nellore and Chittoor Districtsin Andhra Pradesh.

  1. Food & beverages
  2. Dhoti
  3. Towel
  4. Sari
  5. Blouse
  6. Bed sheet
  7. Cotton blanket
  8. Kitchen set
  9. Bucket
  10. Kerosene stove
  11. Mosquito net
  12. Children Garments
  13. Candles
  14. Tarpaulins sheets


NEPAL EARTHQUAKE:-

An amount of Rs.8,77,104/- has been collected towards donations for relief to the Nepal Earth quake victims and sent through IRCS National Headquarters in 2015.


Hudhud Cyclone:-


Hudhud crossed the coast of Andhra Pradesh at 11.30AM IST on 12th October 2014near Pusimadaka, about 50km from Visakhapatnam with winds exceeding 185 km/h (115mph). 35,000 people were evacuated in Srikakulam District, 6000 in Vizianagaram, 50,000 in Visakhapatnam, 50,000 in East Godavari and 5000 in the West Godavari District. With the support of the CBDRR program and the local volunteers of the branches coordinated with the Government Departments and NDRF in shelter management and early warning and acted as bridge between community and government. Government agencies widely utilised the tools provided under the CBDRR program such as Mega Phones, Life Jackets, Stretchers, Community Kitchen Sets, Rain Coats, Axe's Ropes, VCA / CCP reports etc. in the CBDRR Program. With the support of TATA consultancy services, situated at Hyderabad, nearly one crore worth of material such as Rice, Pulses, Oil, Milk Powder, Tamarind, Biscuits etc. were got distributed in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and East Godavari District. An amount of 31.44 Lakh was collected towards donations and distributed to the effected districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts for establishment of (12) R.O. plants, (3) with the capacity of 500Ltr pr hour in East Godavari, (4) in Srikakulam, (3) in Vizianagaram and (2) in Visakhapatnam with the capacity of 1000Ltrs per hour with the support of Rural Water Supply Department of A.P., in the needy villages for supply of water. Out of (12), (4) plants are already commissioned and (8) are in progress.

 

IRCS-ICRC COOPERATION PROGRAMME:-

Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh State Branch has been implementing IRCS-ICRC Cooperation program supported by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This programme intends to develop State and District Branches by way of Capacity Building activities, Youth and General Cooperation Programe. The main Goal & objective of program are:


Goal:

The Communities in AP have capacities and resilience to approachingHealth and Hygiene and to reduce the impact to tackle with the Disasters.


Objectives:

  • Improve community ability to manage Healthy and Hygiene at community level.
  • Increased IRCS State, District and Sub Branches capacities to manage and sustain the delivery of Cooperation activities in the targeted locations.
  • In view of above, Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh State Branch has been implementing following activities at State, District and Sub Branch level

  • Two (2) State level training programs conducted on First Aid/First Medical Responders (FA/FMR) in Visakhapatnam and Nellore Districts of Andhra Pradesh and covered trainers from all (13) Districts from 28.03.2016 to 1.0402016 at Visakhapatnam with (26) participants and 9.04.2016 to 13.04.2016 at Nellore with (22)participants.
  • Totally (48) members were trained at State level on Firsts Aid/First Medical Responder training which covered in 13 Districts of Andhra Pradesh
  • District J/YRC Committee held on 4th Feb, 2016 at Nellore & 6th April 2016 at Guntur headed by the District Collector and Superintendent of Police respectively.
  •    All District J/YRC committee heads are focused on implementation of JRC/YRC activities viz.membership of J/YRC, Road safety, traffic rules, ragging, health and Hygiene by conducting classes once in a month in schools.

  •    Review meetingshave been conducted once in a quarter on achievements of above said program at in their respective districts
  • As part of the Program,World Red Cross Day (8th May, 2016)rallies and meetings with Children's has been conducted under the theme "EVERY WHERE FOR EVERY ONE"by J/YR members in all Districts of A.P.
  • Junior/Youth Red Cross (J/YRC) activities at Mandal level training programmes have been implementing in two selected Districts i.e. Prakasam, Nellore.
  • First Aid/First Medical Responders (FA/FMR) training programs at District level are in progress in all (13) districts of Andhra Pradesh as per activity plan of Action-2016.

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State Government Projects:

a  Trainings to the Youth:

In association with Department of Youth Services, Govt. of A.P. (47) trainings have been conducted covering all 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

    1698 Youth members both male & female selected from different youth groups in the rural villages have been trained on Disaster Management with special focus on First Aid, Search & Rescue techniques. Health, Fire departments were also involved in this trainings for effectiveness. Budget: 23 Lakh*

 

b  Shelter Level Trainings:

An MoU has been entered into between Project Director, NCRMP (National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project), Revenue (DM) Department, Govt. of A.P. and IRCS, A.P. State Branch to undertake capacity building trainings in 222 cyclone shelters constructed / to be constructed under NCRMP scheme implemented by NDMA(National Disaster Management Authority) funded by World Bank. Accordingly 26 trainings in 23 shelters have been completed in the month of March, April 2016 and remaining trainings are in progress. Budget: 1 Crore*

 

c  Trainings to PRA members:

UNDP (United Nations Development Program), A.P. Chapter has requested IRCS, A.P. State Branch to conduct 20 trainings in Krishna & Vishakapatnam Districts covering 800 PRA members on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction concept. Budget : 6 Lakh

Trainings under process

Reproductive & Child Health (RCH-II) Project

    The Government of Andhra Pradesh vide G.O.Rt.No.544 dated 10.5.2006 of Health, Medical and Family welfare, (D1) Department had appointed the Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh State Branch, as the State Nodal Agency for implementing an intervention by name 'Establishment of 16 Blood Banks and 89 Blood Storage Centres' in the Comprehensive Emergency, Mother Obstetric and Neonatal Care (CEMONC) Centres by way of strengthening selected Government Hospitals in the Districts at the rate of 4 to 5 per district to provide reliable blood transfusion services in these centres to enable conducting of emergency caesarean surgeries and to meet other emergency needs, in order to reduce the Maternity Mortality Rate, and Infant Mortality Rate.

    The erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh has been divided into State of Telangana and Residuary State of Andhra Pradesh w.e.f. 02-06-2014.. Accordingly, the Annual General Body of IRCS convened on 11-11-2014 has unanimously resolved IRCS, AP State Branch which was operating in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh has bifurcated into IRCS, Telangana State Branch and IRCS, AP State Branch in terms of provisions of Indian Red Cross Society Act (Act XV of 1920) (as amended from time to time). The newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh has 13 districts under its control. In 13 Districts of Andhra Pradesh, the IRCS, A.P.State Branch maintaining (11)Blood Banks and (51) Blood Storage Centre under RCH-II Project in the CEMONC (Comprehensive Emergency, Mother Obstetric and Neonatal Care) under Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department (Govt. of A.P.)

    30% of blood collected is given free of cost to Government hospitals and poor patients who are in below poverty line and also to children affected with genetic disorder of thalassemia for blood transfusion per year, periodically free of charge whenever their Haemoglobin percentage comes down to 9. These children are mostly in the age Group of 0 15 and 75% of children from low income group and below poverty line.

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