IAF Launches MedWatch Mobile Health App (Download PDF)


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Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched ‘MedWatch’ mobile health app to provide health information to users, including first-aid & other health & nutritional topics. It was launched on 8th Oct on occasion of IAF’s 85th anniversary. It is 1st of its kind mobile health app built by any of 3 armed forces.

Image of Indian Air Force Launchers

Image of Indian Air Force Launchers

Image of Indian Air Force Launchers

MedWatch App

  • App was conceived by doctors of IAF & developed in-house by Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) w/Zero financial outlay.

  • It will provide correct, scientific & authentic health information to air warriors & all citizens of India.

  • It comprises host of features like information on basic First Aid, health topics & nutritional facts, reminders for timely medical review, vaccination & utility tools like Health Record Card, BMI calculator, helpline numbers & web links.

  • App is available on www.apps.mgov.gov.in.

Air Force Day

  • Air Force Day is celebrated every year on 8th Oct. to pay rich tribute to untiring efforts & supreme sacrifice made by veterans, who laid strong foundation for service.

  • It was celebrated for 1st time on 8th Oct. , 1932.

  • Day was observed to increase awareness abt importance of Indian Air Force in any organisation of national security.

  • IAF is involved in various operations & wars including World War II, Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, Sino-India War, Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Operation Cactus, Operation Vijay, Kargil War, Congo Crisis, Operation Poomalai & Operation Pawan.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 7, 2018

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