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Posted at: Sep 14, 2018, 1:19 AM; last updated: Sep 14, 2018, 1:19 AM (IST)

Indigenous anti-nuclear medical kit out

New Delhi, September 13

In a major shot in the arm for paramilitary and police forces, scientists at a central research institute claim to have developed India’s first indigenous medical kit that may ensure protection from serious injuries and faster healing of wounds resulting from nuclear warfare or radioactive leakage.

The kit, developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), has over 25 items, including radio-protectors that provide 80-90% protection against radiation and nerve gas agents, bandages that absorb radiation and tablets and ointments.

It’s an alternative to kits that were till now being procured from advanced nations such as the US and Russia at much higher prices, INMAS Director AK Singh said. The kit has been developed for the armed, paramilitary and police forces only as they are the first ones likely to get exposed to radiation — be it during nuclear, chemical and biomedical warfare or a rescue operation after a nuclear accident. — PTI


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