Women Empowerment: First Riflewomen battle field nursing assistance course held

Women Empowerment: First Riflewomen battle field nursing assistance course held

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The first ever Riflewomen Battle Field Nursing Assistant (BFNA) course in the Assam Rifles is being conducted at the Assam Rifles Multispecialty Hospital, Mantripukhri under the aegis HQ IGAR (South).

The Mahila Training Battalion of the Assam Rifles was raised in 2015 and the first batch of Riflewomen were inducted in to the combat units of Assam Rifles in the year 2016, IGAR(S) informed in a press statement. These trained and dedicated women soldiers have been rendering exceptional combat service since then in various parts of the North-East as well as in Jammu and Kashmir, it added.

With the deployment of units in remote locations, a need was felt for trained Riflewomen BFNAs who could render much-needed medical aid in the absence of medical officers and nurses. Thus Riflewomen having the required acumen have been selected and will be trained to handle emergencies and render first-aid, the IGAR(S) said.

The skills learnt during the course will be gainfully employed for providing combat medical support to troops as well as to serve the people of the North-East.

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