For the first time, the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) has sent female doctors to forward operating locations in Ladakh. From sending troops from Leh to taking care of them at the forward locations, the ITBP female doctors have given all kinds of charge.
Considering the tensed situation at the border, ITBP has changed its standard operating procedure (SOP), which did not allow any female officer to be deployed at such locations.
The department, irrespective of gender, has sent female doctors and other staff a few weeks ago. The officials claimed that earlier, only male doctors were sent to the forward locations near to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
According to the ITBP top officials in Leh, female officers are now deployed at the border area to take care of troops along with other para-medics.