Quick clot for para troops to reduce excess bleeding
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 18:03
  
New Delhi: To reduce loss of lives due to excessive bleeding in combat zones, the government is now providing lakhs of para-military troops with a quick blood clotting agent.

The agent, 'QuikClot' is being procured by the Union Home Ministry as a number of troops lose their lives due to excessive bleeding during encounters or accidents in naxal areas and inhospitable terrains which lack facilities of quick evacuation and treatment.

The blood clotting agent imitates human bodies' natural process of blood coagulation, forming quick clots in the wound and stops bleeding, thus avoiding a troop's death resulting from profuse bleeding.

"We are procuring the latest stock of the 'QuikClot' for our troops deployed at all operational areas," Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director-General Vikram Srivastava said, whose force is the nodal agency for all such procurement.

The agent will act as a saviour for commandos of the NSG and jawans of forces like CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB and CISF who are at the forefront of anti-terror operations and the massive anti-Naxal offensive currently underway and other counter-insurgency and border guarding duties, sources said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 18:03


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