By Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Aug 20: A two-day conference for all senior medical and dental officers of Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) concluded here on Saturday. Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor, Director General (Air) was invited by Air Marshal Anil Khosla, Air Office Commanding-in-Chief, EAC to iugurate the conference on Friday. Altogether, 43 medical officers and senior officers from EAC headquarters attended the conference. Major General RS Grewal (Medical) of Eastern Command, Indian Army, spoke on the increasing synergy between the medical services of IAF and Indian Army. Wide ranging discussions were held on medical administration in war and peace, with special reference to the government’s Look East policy. Other highlights of the conference were improvement in positive health in the EAC, reduction in disease and disability burden, procurement of medical stores, and disaster relief in the flood and earthquake-prone Northeast. A demonstration of modern equipment being procured for the No. 2 Rapid Action Medical Team was held. The newly fabricated stretcher based Patient Transfer Unit, which has the capability of transforming any aircraft into an ICU in the air, was demonstrated by a team from Air Force Hospital, Jorhat.