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DHH Officials are testing their plans for large scale emergencies

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 5:02pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge, Department of Health and Hospital Officials are conducting exercises this week to test their response in case there's a huge disaster.

They're practicing how long it'll take to distribute large numbers of medication and medical supplies to drop off sites across the state.

Their goal is to ensure every person affected has the medication they need within 48 hours of a disaster.

Dr. Takeisha Davis at D.H.H. says these exercises help improve their response time.

"As you can imagine, if there is a health threat that requires us to get medication to our citizens within 48 hours. It's really important to communicate messages effectively to our citizens so they'll know where to go, what's being planned for them to help save their lives," said Dr. Davis.
 

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