Dr Yasir ShakeelDepartment of Radiology CMH Rawalpindi
It is the branch of Preventive medicine which deals with the clinical and preventive medical requirements of the individual in atmospheric flight and space . A physician qualified in Aereospace medicine is know as a FLIGHT SURGEON
AERO SPACE MEDICINE CLASSICAL MEDICINE Normal Physiology Abnormal Physiology Abnormal environment Normal environment
Aero Medical Institute at PAF Base Masroor Karachi is the only institute in Pakistan which imparts training in the field of Aviation and Space Medicine . Doctors are selected from the Armed Forces to undergo three months academic training followed by nine months on job training to become eligible for the final exams .
He takes care of the aviator … a normal individual who works in an abnormal environment . He is the natural interface between the practice of medicine , the science of safety and the profession of aviation . Flight Surgeons practice preventive medicine first and foremost.
During World War 1 for every 100 Air Crashes 2 died of enemy hits 8 due to mechanical failures 90 due to physical incapacitation During World War II for every 100 Air Crashes 20 due to physical incapacitation 4 x F-16,s = Health budget of Pakistan