New Delhi to Host First Conference of Military Medicine for SCO Member States

Foreign Affairs

New Delhi. India’s capital city of New Delhi is all set to host the first conference of Military Medicine for Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) member states from September 12 – 13.

The conference would be the first Military co-operation event hosted by India, under the SCO Defence Co-operation Plan 2019-2020, after it became a member state of the regional bloc in 2017.

The conference would be conducted by the Indian Armed Forces under the aegis of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) with the aim to share best practices in the field of military medicine, build capacities and overcome common challenges. During the conference, the Indian Armed Forces would also demonstrate the Rapid Action Medical Team and organise a visit for the delegates to the Army Research and Referral Hospital (R&R).

Deliberations would take place between military medicine experts of SCO Member States on rendering of combat medical support, humanitarian assistance during disasters and measures to improve patient safety. The SCO member states will be represented by senior military medical practitioners. Dialogue partners Nepal and Sri Lanka will also be sending their delegations to participate in the Conference.

The conference would be preceded by a meeting of the Heads of Delegations to discuss areas of co-operation in the field of military medicine between SCO member states.