Pune: A budgetry outlay of Rs. 9 crore has been sanctioned by the Armed Forces Medical Research committee (AFMRC) for its new and on going projects. The AFMRC has granted approval to 170 new projects in 2017.
The 65th Annual Armed Forces Medical Conference, being held at the AFMC from 07 to 10 Feb, 2017 examined research proposals and strategies aimed at facing emerging healthcare challenges within the Armed forces.
A press statement issued on the occasion said “Medical research in the Armed Forces will receive a major boost through increased collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at all levels. The two organizations work closely in the field of life sciences research,” reports TOI.
The encouragement received from the three Service Chiefs, Ministry of Defence and the DRDO has been responsible for the sustained financial support in the field of research, it added. .
The committee is headed by Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS). It includes Directors General Medical Services of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Director General Dental Services (DGDS), Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Medical), Director & Commandant, AFMC, Director General Hospital Services (DGHS), Director General Hospital Services (DGHS), and a number of eminent persons from different disciplines of medical science.