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