Vol. 68, No 2-3, pp. 265-271

Received: 09 Nov 2016
Accepted: 10 Dec 2016


RADUNOVIĆ Miodrag (Miodrag Radunović, redovni profesor, Medicinski fakultet Univerziteta Crne Gore, u Podgorici, a obavljao je dužnost ministra zdravlja u Vladi Crne Gore od 2009. do 2014. godine),
RADUNOVIĆ Tatjana (Tatjana Radunović, Institut za javno zdravlje, Podgorica)
RADUNOVIĆ Lenka (Lenka Radunović, Dom zdravlja, Berane)

Risks of mass disasters on a daily basis increase as well as possible consequences for human health, material goods and the functioning of the community, so that at the state level raises the imperative for coordinated activities to reduce risk and consequences of possible emergency situations. The aim of this paper is to describe the level of preparedness of the health system of Montenegro for emergency circumstances which directly threaten the lives and health of people on the basis of analysis of the system reaction in events accompanied by a large number of victims, the wounded and sick. Positive reactions were noticed, but also weaknesses which indicate that the National Strategy for Emergency Situations must be improved and that the health system must be prepared for a prompt response in emergency situations. Therefore, the preventive action to strengthen and improve the personnel, equipment, infrastructure, as well as continuous education, are necessary. It is also important to define the risks, plan responses and readiness to adapt to the new situation.

Keywords: mass disasters, emergencies, health systems, organization, resources