AFMS & IIT Kanpur team up to develop new technologies for soldiers in difficult terrains

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) The Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake research and develop new technologies to address health problems faced by soldiers in difficult terrains.

The agreement was signed by Director General Armed Forces Medical Services Lt Gen Daljit Singh and Officiating Director, IIT Kanpur Prof S Ganesh, an official statement said.

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 programme, joint academic activities and development of training modules will also be planned.

On this occasion, Lt Gen Daljit Singh informed that AFMS is dedicated to provide highest level of medical care to soldiers and collaboration with institutes of national importance like IIT is a significant step towards this commitment.

Meanwhile, 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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