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IAM health helpline for Gaganyaan crew

PUNE: The Indian Air Force’s Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) in Bengaluru is in talks with the Indian Space Research (Isro) for offering aerospace medication enhance to the staff of ‘Gaganyaan’, India’s first manned area flight undertaking set to be launched in 2022.

“We have held a couple of rounds of talks and hope to finalize the pact quickly. All facets associated with drugs had been mentioned during those conferences,” mentioned Air Marshal Rajveer Singh, Director, General Medical Services (AIR), on Thursday on the sidelines of the 67th Armed Forces Medical Research Conference held at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC).

“The challenge of existence enhance in area is enormous and complicated. Since the institute has enough database associated with flying and aerospace medication issues, it might play a pivotal role in offering necessary healthcare answers to the staff,” Lt Gen Bipin Puri, Director-General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) told TOI.

The institute has qualified, competent and dedicated instructing school, posted on the foundation of core competency in the subfields of aerospace medication. “The institute is provided with all required equipment and simulators necessary for aerospace analysis. This infrastructure will help in finalizing various parameters referring to aerospace well being,” Puri mentioned.

“Faculty at the institute holds common interaction with international aerospace medication consultants, medical consultants, aviation pathologists, aeronautical engineers, psychologists and aircrew. In fact, the institute has performed a a very powerful role in many aerospace missions, together with long hours of flying of fighter aircraft prior to now. Enhancing human efficiency and flight safety are the key objectives of the institute,” mentioned a senior officer.

A brand new programme for longer duration flying is being evolved for fighter pilots of IAF, mentioned a senior officer involved in the analysis. “The outcome of the programme is certain. Some drugs are given to pilots to beef up their flying capabilities under the supervision of air medication professionals,” the officer mentioned.

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