A pandemic has the potential to result in large numbers of deaths (estimated between 20,000-25,000 deaths in New Mexico), overwhelming the New Mexico’s mortuary resources, including morgue capacity, medical investigative and forensic personnel, and services available for disposition of bodies. A pandemic is highly likely to produce large numbers of sick people that require care at the same time.
The New Mexico Department of Health All-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan Hazard Annex A-7: Ebola Virus Disease Response Plan describes the management and coordination of NMDOH and statewide resources and personnel during an Ebola-related response scenario.
A roadmap for the agency on how to remain a vital part of an effective health system today and into the future. In order to achieve this purpose, we must commit to doing all we can to ensure that there is an adequate and competent workforce, and that we are collaborating with our partners to create community environments that promote healthy lifestyles and the prevention of injury and disease.