IAF airdrops the portable hospital BHISHM in Agra with success

By Consultants Review Team Thursday, 16 May 2024

In Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully tested Bharat Health Initiative for Sahyog, Hita, and Maitri (BHISHM) portable hospital cubes for the first time.

The test's objective was to evaluate how well portable hospitals could be set up throughout the nation in an emergency. Using specially made parachutes, the 720kg portable hospital was dropped from 1,500 feet by the Air Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) in Agra.

"An IAF C-130 aircraft did a trial paradrop of Arogya Maitri Disaster Brick," the IAF stated in a statement on X. Paradropped 'bricks' are an invention that facilitates rapid disaster relief efforts by providing vital survival supplies to areas that are inaccessible through other means after a crisis. The study was conducted in collaboration with an Army Para Field Hospital, and Air Mshl Rajesh Vaidya, DGMS (Air), the Arogya Maitri Task Force Chairman, was present. The testing was successful since the precise drop guaranteed that the contents would not be damaged.

According to a Ministry of Information and Broadcasting news release, the cubes are a component of "Project BHISHM," which prioritizes prompt reaction and all-encompassing treatment while treating up to 200 wounded.

According to the press release, "The Aid Cube is outfitted with a number of cutting-edge instruments intended to improve emergency medical care and disaster response. It combines data analytics with artificial intelligence (AI) to provide efficient administration, real-time monitoring, and effective coordination of medical services in the field.

There are two main cages in all, holding thirty-six micro cubes apiece.There are seventy-two readily transportable components per unit, which may be carried by hand, bicycle, or drone.

The help Cube can be deployed in only 12 minutes during mass casualty occurrences (MCIs), providing everything from basic help to expert medical and surgical care. In the event of an emergency, this might possibly save lives by bridging the crucial time gap between initial and final care.

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