The Department of Health has responsibility for the
leadership, management and coordination of these two response and
and control the mobilisation of all health responses to emergencies when
emergency/counter disaster arrangements are activated. This includes:
- first aid
- pharmaceutical supplies
- mental health service.
- therapeutic services.
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- monitoring water quality
- monitoring food safety
- public health advice
on refuse disposal, sewage, vermin and vector control
- radiation hazards
- medicines and poisons
- hygiene and sanitation aspects of emergency shelter and
- personal hygiene, disinfection and coordination and control of all
public health information responses.
- communicable disease risk assessment
- infection control
- advice on
storage of deceased
- development of immunisation policies
- monitoring disease