Rajnath Singh inaugurates IOCR, BISAG and Tele-medicines projects

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited Border Security Force (BSF) Headquarters here today and inaugurated the Integrated Operations Control Room ( IOCR).

“I am sure that under your surveillance our borders will continue to remain secure,” Singh said.

In the new system, the online data received from field formations are integrated with satellite imageries and projected on a three dimension wall for better assimilation and collation. The improved systems will enable control room to respond effectively.

Singh also launched the BISAG (Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo Informatics) project, which is a platform for satellite communication working specially in Gujarat. BSF is availing this facility for establishing a dedicated communication link to Border Out Posts (BOPs) for broadcasting welfare, administration and healthcare related programmes.

The Home Minister addressed BSF Jawans sitting on BOPs at different Frontiers through this platform.

Another BSF developed project of Tele-medicine was also inaugurated by the Union Home Minister.

“Tele-Medicine system is inaugurated to provide medical assistant to our jawans at places where specialists in medical field are unavailable. I have been told that this facility (Tele-medicines) will be made available to more than 150 border outpost,” he said.

This project is enabling the BSF men deployed at far flung areas on Frontiers where specialists in medical field are not available. Through this project advices of super specialists from Delhi are made available there. Union Home Minister was given a demonstration that how patients and doctors are connected online.

A documentary ‘A Soldier’s Diary’ was released by Singh. This documentary is addressing the critical and sensitive issue of suicide of Borderman.

After detailed research on all probable reasons of suicide by Borderman, help of NFDC was taken to prepare a documentary on this issue. Target audience of this documentary will be the family members of Borderman at their home. The documentary portrays life of a common Borderman.