The Future Prospects of a Dental DVI Task Force in India

  • Samarika Dahal Head of Department, Department of Oral Pathology and Forensic Dentistry, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Nepal
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I would like to offer my gratitude to the team of Journal of Indo Pacific Academy of Forensic Odontology for providing me with the opportunity to share my views based on my experience as a Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team member in Nepal. Natural disasters are a major national concern. India ranks among the top ten countries in the world in terms of disaster fatalities. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is India's principal disaster management authority. The Disaster Management Act of 2005 was established on September 27, 2006. The NDMA establishes rules for disaster management in India. To deal with disasters in India, NDMA is in charge of creating policies, laying down guidelines and best practices, and coordinating with the State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs).