Sept 22, Colombo: The training program for Sri Lanka Navy personnel on preventive medicine and causality care by the United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) came to a successful conclusion at the naval base SLNS Gemunu in Welisara today.
The twelve-day training program, Sri Lanka Health Engagement 17 got off to a start at the naval base SLNS Gemunu in Welisara on 11 September.
Since 2014, the Sri Lanka Health Engagement has been conducted annually and is meant to help improve the medical capabilities of the Sri Lanka Navy as well as the regional interoperability between the U.S. and Sri Lankan medical forces.
This year's training program on Preventive Medicine and Casualty Care Subject Matter Expert Exchange consists of two modules. In the 'Train the Trainer and Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training', 70 naval personnel belonging to the Marine Battalion, Special Boat Squadron, Rapid Action Boat Squadron and Medical Branch took part.
A team of personnel of the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services (IAFMS) at the invitation of the Sri Lanka Navy.