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Rajnath At SCO's 1st Military Medicine Meet: 'Bio-terror Real Threat'

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural sessions of the First Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conference of military medicine in New Delhi today
  • Defence Minister has emphasised on the challenges with references to the medical services of the armed forces
  • Rajnath Singh has further asserted that bio-terrorism breaks out as a "contagious plague"

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural sessions of the First Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conference of military medicine in New Delhi on Thursday. It was conducted by the Indian Armed Forces under the aegis of Headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS).

Rajnath Singh took to Twitter and announced the same - 

Rajnath Singh further emphasised on the challenges with references to the medical services of the armed forces and proposed defining the limits of human tolerance and suggesting strategies to mitigate the adverse health effects of such an environment.

In his series of Tweet, he also mentioned about the ever-advancing battlefield that the technology has imposed -

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More focus on medical services

Speaking about the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's First Military Medicine Conference, the Defence Minister said that bioterrorism breaks out as a "contagious plague" and further added that the armed force and its medical services have to be at the forefront of combating this menace.

He also mentioned about the aspects of military medicine in casualty management strategies -

"These protocols and strategies need to be devised taking into account not just the peculiarities of the operating environment and the nature of operations. But also the competence and capabilities of the AFMC. It is the latter where need to focus our attention and energy."

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Event Invitees and Objective of SCO

Reportedly, Pakistan was also invited to the event as they are a member of the SCO. However, Pakistan skipped, allegedly due to the Kashmir issue. The conference is, therefore, being attended by 27 international and 40 Indian Delegates as this is the first military cooperation event being hosted by Indian since it joined SCO in 2017.

The main goals of the SCO are to promote effective cooperation, strengthen neighborliness, and establishing new international political and economic order.

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