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Isro to bring medical aid to soldiers posted at isolated places

The facility will be useful for soldiers in areas like Siachen Glacier, where there are no normal medical care services available

A soldier's life at Siachen
File photo of soldiers at Siachen

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is stepping up its efforts to support the defence forces in the country in offering medical support to soldiers at remote destinations where they would fight both nature and enemy's fury.  According to the government, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the establishment of telemedicine nodes was signed between the development and education communication unit (DECU) of Isro, Department of Space, integrated defence staff (medical) and the Ministry of Defence. "Isro will establish 53 more nodes in the first phase ...