• Mon. May 27th, 2024

AFMS & IIT Kanpur to collaborate on developing technologies to address health problems faced by soldiers in difficult terrains

The Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research and training with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. The MoU was signed between Director General Armed Forces Medical Services, Lieutenant General Daljit Singh & Officiating Director, IIT Kanpur Prof S Ganesh.

Under this MoU, AFMS and IIT Kanpur will team up to undertake research and develop new technologies to address health problems faced by soldiers in difficult terrains.

IIT Kanpur will also provide technical expertise for developing AI diagnostic models, at Armed Forces Centre for Computational Medicine established in Armed Forces Medical College, which is first of its kind amongst medical colleges in India. Under the ambit of this MoU, faculty exchange program, joint academic activities and development of training modules will also be planned.

On this occasion, yesterday, Lieutenant General Daljit Singh informed that AFMS is dedicated to provide highest level of medical care to soldiers. Collaboration with institutes of national importance like IIT is a significant step towards this commitment. Prof S Ganesh emphasised the need for inter-professional collaboration and utilisation of advanced technologies like computational medicine and AI in health care.

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