ISRO Steps Up Efforts to Provide Emergency Medical Help for Siachen Soldiers

Megha Goswami

New Delhi:

In an effort to supply emergency medical remedy to safety forces deployed in distant areas like Siachen Glacier, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has not too long ago signed an settlement with the defence ministry for organising telemedicine nodes.

The area company will set up 53 extra nodes within the first section to the present 20 arrange for the Military, Navy and Air Drive throughout the nation.

Explaining the importance of those nodes, ISRO chairman K Sivan instructed, “In distant areas like Siachen Glacier, there isn’t a everlasting hospital or medical centres for safety personnel. By means of our satellite-based telemedicine programme, we will present medical companies to troopers deployed in these far-flung areas. We arrange small telemedicine hubs in these areas and hyperlink them to huge hospitals in cities by our GSAT-series communication satellites. Specialist docs in these hospitals work together with ailing or injured troopers and prescribe them medicines. The prescribed medicines are then supplied to ailing troopers from the drugs inventory saved in that place.”

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for tele-medicine nodes was signed on Friday between growth and schooling communication unit (DECU) of ISRO, Ahmedabad, and Built-in Defence Workers (Medical), defence ministry, in Delhi.

The best battle ground on the planet, Siachen stays reduce off through out winter as a result of excessive weather conditions and tough terrain. Troopers need to courageous freezing temperatures, which drop to minus 60 levels Celsius. Apart from the enemy, jawans need to face challenges like avalanches and landslides at such icy heights. The one mode of evacuation from these posts throughout medical emergency is by helicopters, and this additionally is probably not possible for days at occasions. In such a tough situation, communication by the satellite-enabled tele-medicine nodes is a boon for troopers.

Sivan mentioned, “ISRO is organising these nodes not just for safety forces deployed in distant areas, but in addition for rural individuals who can’t come to cities to avail of medical companies throughout medical emergency. Specialist docs from huge hospitals like AIIMS, who can’t go to these areas on a brief discover, present medical companies to the needy by our telemedicine programme.”

ISRO, which initiated the tele-medicine programme in 2001, has now unfold its tele-medicine community to areas like Ladakh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, northeastern states and tribal districts of states like Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan.

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