New Facilities

Operation Theatre & Ward Complex on Wheels

ImmeDIATe medical treatment to the injured soldiers in battlefield is of paramount importance. Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, has designed and developed a Containerised Operation Theatre Complex and Wards on Ashok Leyland Stallion 4x4 vehicles. This complex can be easily transported by road, rail and established in the field location within a short time and made operational. The facilities consist of a 24-bed ward complex along with a operation theatre, pre-operative and post-operative room capable of carrying out varied medical treatments from first-aid to life saving surgeries.

The containerised operation theatre complex can be functional on the vehicle itself and interconnected by means of a central platform. The container can be dismounted from the vehicle and made operative on ground as per requirement. State-of-art medical equipment has been fitted on this vehicle with HVAC (heating, ventilating & air conditioning) system for environmental control. This operation theatre was tried in deserts during Operation Puranvijay with proper fumigation.

In addition to the use for Armed Forces, this complex can also be deployed for disaster management to provide essential medical cover to civil population affected by natural calamities.

New Clean Room Facility and Photonics Building

Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM inaugurated the newly constructed Photonics Building for fabrication and testing of photonics components and systems at Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehra Dun on 23 April 2004.This building has been made to cater to the needs of various activities of the Photonics Programmme. Photonics Programme phase-II is being taken up to upgrade the technologies developed in phase-1.

The facility consists of Class 100 and Class 10,000 clean rooms and technical laboratory area for carrying out fabrication and testing on holography, photonic correlation techniques, adaptive optics, fiber and integrated optics, etc.  

The Class 100 clean room area is 6 x 6 m and Class 10,000 area is around 18 x 6 m. These are surrounded by Class 100 K corridors for utilities like water, gases, etc. Separate space has been provided for clean room wardrobes, change room, laundry and chemicals. The whole building is maintained using building management system software using all the parameters of the clean rooms and air handling which can be monitored and controlled. A conference room for holding technical meetings is also provided.

Technical Brochure & Spandan-2004 Released

Dr W Selvamurthy, CC R&D (LS&HR) released the Technical Brochure and an in-house Hindi magazine Spandan-2004 of Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, during a function at Sena Bhawan, New Delhi on 21 May 2004.

Health Awareness Camp at ARDE

Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, employees got the privilege of expert medical advice on matters close to the heart under the Health Camp initiative taken up by Dr (Maj) Sameer Mehrotra, Medical Officer, ARDE. Dr Rajendra Shetty and Dr Nitin Unkule, renowned physicians of Poona Hospital and Research Centre delivered informative talks on Cardio-vascular disorders and Yoga and its benefits, respectively. Dr (Maj) Sameer Mehrotra also spoke on Hypertension.