Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Kyrgyz-India Mountain Biomedical Research Centre (KIMBMRC) in Bishkek.
He was briefed by scientists on the activities at the Centre.
Modi electronically unveiled a plaque commemorating the inauguration of the extreme high altitude test laboratory — Phase 2 of the KIMBMRC project — situated in the Syok Pass at an altitude of 4,000 metres. The laboratory will be constructed later this year, said an official statement.
Modi interacted with Indian and Kyrgyz soldiers at the Too Ashu laboratory which is part of the ongoing Phase 1 of the project.
Modi said the research done at the Centre will greatly benefit the health of soldiers who secure the borders at high altitude.
He also inaugurated the first telemedicine link between India and Central Asia. He witnessed a tele-consultation for a cardiac patient between doctors in Osh city in southern Kyrgyzstan, with doctors in Bishkek and with the Apollo hospital and AIIMS in Delhi, said the statement.