Friday, June 18, 2021

Indian Navy chopper geared to save critical patients

The Indian Navy remains ever-ready in the service of the nation and the whole of humanity, working tirelessly with the motto of ‘Har kaam desh ke naam’!

 

This time, the Navy has come up with a unique way to serve humanity not just onshore, but even amidst raven clouds. With the installation of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) on-board 3 Advance-Light-Helicopters (ALH Mk-III), the Indian Navy is set to save lives of critical patients, even in the air! Be it in the fight against Covid-19 or braving the rough weather amid cyclonic storms like ‘Tauk-Tae’ or ‘Yaas’, advanced medical facilities will be provided in the air-ambulance of the Indian Navy. Medical Services available on-board: The Medical Intensive Care Unit installed in the ALH Mk-III aircraft has the following medical facilities: – 2-sets of defibrillators – ventilators – medical oxygen support – multipara monitors – syringe pumps & – a suction system to clear secretions in the mouth or airway of the patient. The system has a battery backup of four hours and can be operated on an aircraft power supply. The aircraft can be conveniently converted into an air ambulance within 2-3 hours. 100% ‘Made-in-India’: The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-DHRUV) Mk- III is designed & developed entirely in India and comes with a twin-engine with a multi-mission weight class of 5.5 tons. The multi-role chopper has been manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), powered by a Shakti engine. And, the low-frequency dunking sonar (LFDS) installed in the aircraft is developed by Kochi-based Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory. Salient features: – The aircraft is designed for undertaking low visibility search and rescue operations and comes with a 0.7 mm gun for LIMO (low-intensity maritime operations) standpoint. – The Mk III version of the ALH has a glass cockpit along with an automatic flight control system that provides flowless stealth power. Further, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the state-owned aerospace and defence company, will deliver seven MICU sets to the Indian Navy, shortly. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PBNS_India Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PBNS.India Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbns.india/ Join us on Telegram: https://t.me/pbns_india Follow us on Koo: https://www.kooapp.com/profile/pbns_i…
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