Here’s how your CSR funding can help provide an immediate relief to our soldiers – who in the line of duty get afflicted by problems that are either life threatening if not treated immediately or may eventually lead to permanent disabilities.
Project by: Quantum Applications
Funding Required: INR 2,50,00,000
Here’s what the folks at Quantum Applications have to say about this project.
We are a “home grown” Research and Development company specialized in designing, engineering, prototyping of novel technologies based on “green initiatives”. The technology we wish to offer provides an immediate relief to our soldiers who are victims of wounds, frost bites, Acute Mountain sickness, High altitude cerebral edema, High altitude pulmonary edema, burn wounds. Most of the problems are either life threatening if not treated immediately or may eventually lead to permanent disabilities.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where the atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by the red blood cells. With HBOT, the oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, the extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.
When cells in the brain die, either from trauma or lack of oxygen, blood plasma leaks out into surrounding brain tissue causing swelling and reducing blood flow. These otherwise normal cells go dormant because they can’t function without the appropriate amount of oxygen. HBOT dramatically increases the oxygen carried in the blood plasma, making oxygen available to heal damaged capillary walls, preventing plasma leakage and reducing swelling. As the swelling decreases, blood flow can be restored to the dormant tissue (neovascularization) and these cells then have the potential to function again.
HBOT is a very established norm of treatment in various armies in the world. However the shear bulk size of the chamber is a disqualification for mobile applications – conventionally. In high altitude and mountain warfare, more lives are lost to below freezing temperatures rather than to bullets. If HBOT treatment is available at advance bases of the army then many such losses of lives and limbs can be prevented. A truck mounted mobile HBOT unit when parked at advance bases can treat such casualties before the personnel can be taken to the base hospitals. A routine HBOT regime also enhances the performance of the army personnel by subjecting them to 100 % pure oxygen at enhanced pressures supporting autogenesis.
The impact is self evident when it comes to saving of a life or arresting a possible permanent disability. Such a project has not been tried anywhere in the world before and hence a technology for such mobility is considered as a novelty .
If such a project/program is run for the benefit of the armed forces which includes BSF, CISF and ITB it would not only attract Income tax deductions for donations to the the project under section 80G2(a)(i) and 80G2 (a)(iii)(h)(c) but supporter(s) to such a program can also claim a yeoman service to the nation – which is unparalleled!
How the funds will be utilized:
While more details can be discussed upon knowing the interests of prospective investor(s), as a thumb rule the project will run for a period of 3 years or to a maximum of 5 years after a review.
The concept here is to sponsor the cost of the capital equipment, run the program for a maximum of 5 years under the critical staffing and maintenance care of the sponsor but leaving the consumables like fuel for the truck, oxygen supply and routine requirement of the truck maintenance etc to the beneficiary.
The above concept has been heard enthusiastically by concerned senior authorities during preliminary informal discussions.
Once the concept is successfully executed commercial implications in terms of quantum requirements shall immediately follow.
The funds will be required to cover initial capital cost while subsequently they will be required to cover critical staffing and equipment maintenance costs.
Who are the main beneficiaries:
The project would immensely benefit the Advance strike corps of the Mountain division apart from the regular deployment of the Defence personnel including the IAF/ITBP/BSF etc.
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