Health Risk

Health risk is always the consequence of other risks or calamities, to the point of being defined as a second degree risk. It emerges every time critical situations - possibly affecting human health - are created. Although difficult to foresee, it can be mitigated by preparing and planning medical assistance in emergencies beforehand, in a quieter period.

In this regard, the Department of Civil Protection has outlined the “General criteria for organizing rescue work in catastrophes” published in 2001, followed by “General criteria for medicines and medical devices to be kept in a first aid post (Pma II liv.)” in 2003, by the “General criteria for psychosocial treatment in catastrophes” in 2006 and "Procedures and forms of medical triage” published in 2007.