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January 27, 2023

Minister Oprea: The Gov’t decides to re-think intervention procedures in emergency situations

* The recent tragedy when a SMURD  helicopter crashed into Siutghiol Lake with all four members of the crew lost, made the government officials re-think the intervention procedures in emergency situations in order to ensure a maximum efficiency of this system.

Minister of Interior, Gabriel Oprea, on Tuesday told a videoconference with the prefects that he already set things in motion for the reexamination of procedures of the Department for Emergency situations and all structures with responsibilities in such situations, informs Agerpres.

“Thus, we carried out an analysis on the category risk and their specifics in every county, while also considering the existent resources for an immediate intervention. All these data will lay the grounds for the elaboration of a unique conception of intervention of the integrated system of emergency situations that in the end we are going to present to the National Committee for Emergency Situations,” the Minister of Interior announced.

Minister Gabriel Oprea also sent condolence to the mourning families after the helicopter crash in Constanta and voiced his belief that the investigation of the prosecutors will be able to clarify the causes of the tragic accident.


Emergency Ordinance amending emergency response system approved


The Government approved an Emergency Ordinance (EO)  that changes certain emergency response procedures, as well as two government decisions that set forth concrete relevant measures, Government spokesman Corneliu Calota announced on Tuesday at the Victoria Palace.

According to a release of the Ministry of the Interior, the  EO requires “the clear definition of the risk types for the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations to handle.”

“The National Committee for Special Emergency Situations, headed by Deputy Prime Minister for national security, Minister of the Interior Gabriel Oprea, has taken over the responsibilities of the National Committee for Adverse Weather and Calamities, which was dismantled. The Deputy Prime Minister for national security, Minister of the Interior Gabriel Oprea ordered the organization of all the structures with main and ancillary responsibilities in the management of emergencies according to a single operational concept, in order to increase the nationwide action potential for the rescue of endangered persons,” the release says.


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