Indian Army will train Six Sigma doctors to work at high altitude

The exercise is being conducted for the first time in collaboration with the Indian Army to train doctors in rescue work at high altitudes


New Delhi: For the first time in the history of armed forces, the Indian army will impart high altitude training to the private medical team of Six Sigma Healthcare at High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg, Kashmir.

In India, Six Sigma is the only non-government organization in India, that is trained by the maximum number of military and para military forces- Airforce, ITBP, BSF, CRPF and NDRF.  Six Sigma Healthcare is a prominent medical organization for providing free Mountain Medicine Services at high hills.

The course includes the exercises on mountain medicines, latest mountain equipment, rock climbing, river crossing, peak climbing, rappelling, basic life support, advance cardiac life support, communication on high altitudes, glacier and avalanche rescue etc.

The exercise is conducted first time in collaboration with Indian Army, the aim is to train the “Medical Officer’s of Six Sigma Team, because the organization is highly active on high altitudes medical services and rescue work. These life-saving skills will help them in better rescue management on high hills, said Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj, Medical Director- Six Sigma High Altitude Medical Rescue Services. Mountain Medicines is the most difficult medical services. Every year millions of people travel to high-altitude every year for recreation and for work. Twenty percent of those traveling to altitudes below 5500 m/18,000 ft are affected by some form of altitude illness.

This year Six Sigma High Altitude team is organizing free high altitude medical services in 2019 at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund and Madhyamaheshwar in Uttrkahnd. The team will also cover Kailash Mansarovar Yatra medical services at Nepal route up to the height of 19500 feet in China.

The organization is also the recipient of National Award from Government of India, like National e Governanance Award 2017, National Youth Award 2017 and Nari Shakti Puashkar 2018 by the President of India.