First Referral hospital for paramilitary troops near Delhi
New Delhi: For the first time in the
country, more than eight lakh paramilitary personnel will get
specialised medical care as the government is coming up
with a 200-bedded referral hospital for them on the outskirts
of the national capital.
The multi-speciality hospital, spread over six acres
of land, is coming up in Greater Noida.
The hospital will have facilities for immediate
transportation of troops to the hospital with space for
helicopter landing and will cater to the personnel and
families of forces like ITBP, CISF, CRPF, Assam Rifles, NSG,
SSB and BSF.
"The Home Ministry has finally given us a go ahead to
set up a referral hospital which will cater to the medical
needs of all the seven paramilitary forces. The hospital will
be a multi-speciality one," Director General, Indo-Tibetan
Border Police (ITBP), Vikram Srivastava told agency.
The ITBP has been designated as the nodal agency for
recruitment of doctors for central police forces.
The modern hospital will have specialities in areas like
cardio thoracic vascular surgery, nuero surgery, neurology,
nephrology and gastroenterology similar to the Army`s Research
and Referral hospital.
The jawans of the para-military forces are not only
deployed to guard the country`s borders but are also fighting
insurgency and naxalism besides taking part in
counter-insurgency operations resulting in huge casualties.
Services will be provided in streams like orthopaedics,
gynaecology, pathology, radiology, paediatrics, psychiatry,
ENT, opthalmology, anaesthesiology and dentistry.
Till now, each para-military force has its own
composite hospital at various places in the country where the
units are deployed.
The forces have also procured custom-made air
conditioned ambulances with a capacity of four people each and
equipped with defibrillator (an electronic device used to
restore normal heart rhythm) and machines to monitor vital
parameters of the injured troops.
The government has also sanctioned portable oxygen
cylinders to the troops stationed at the Sino-India border.
"At high altitudes, troops often face difficulty due
to lack of oxygen. Three oxygen cylinders per border out post,
made of carbon fibre have been sanctioned," ITBP DG Srivastava
Paramilitary troops have also been sanctioned rations
and clothing like army personnel, he said.
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