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DRDO Develops a Range of Combat Casualty Drugs

Published on March 13, 2019
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a range of Combat Casualty
DRDO Develops a Range of Combat Casualty Drugs

Drugs that can extend the 'golden hour' till the trooper is shifted to hospital.
  • This range of drugs can bring down the death toll during the unfortunate instances like the recent Pulwama Terrorist Attack.

About Combat Casualty Drugs

  • The spectrum includes bleeding wound sealants, super absorptive dressings and glycerinated salines, all of which can save lives in the event of warfare in jungle and high altitude areas as well as in terror attacks.
  • These medicines ensure that soldiers do not suffer from unwanted blood loss while being taken to better healthcare from war zones.
  • Glycerated saline is a battlefield intravenous fluid that do not freeze till -18 degrees Celsius and is useful in handling trauma cases in high altitudes.
  • Glycerated saline has life-saving capacities as it gives more time to the medical personnel to shift the wounded patient to a higher care facility.

Aim of Combat Casualty Drugs:

  • This range of casualty drugs are aimed at enhancing the chances of survival and minimum disability by providing effective first aid care which is given within the golden hour.


Q. To provide effective first aid care to a wounded soldier within the 'golden hour', the DRDO has developed range of which drugs?
a. War Casualty Drugs
b. Battle Casualty Drugs
c. Combat Casualty Drugs
d. Warzone Casualty Drugs

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