Army Northern Command has been waiting for a critical medical appointment for six months now

New Delhi (India), December 1 Amid an ongoing pandemic and a military tussle at the borders, the Indian Army’s Northern Command, which handles the highly sensitive borders with Pakistan and China , has been without a head of its medical branch for more than six months now .

Major General (Medical) of any army command is a crucial appointment as they are responsible for coordinating all medical requirements of personnel and dealing with medical emergencies like the evacuation of soldiers from remote areas.

“The post of Major General Medical has been vacant for six months now. An officer was posted here last month, but his arrival has also been delayed for two months due to last minute changes,” sources told Northern Command. . noted.

Sources said the military has sent proposals for officer assignments for the appointment, but this has yet to be done.

The sources said the Command Hospital in Udhampur had also been headless for two months as the Commandant moved from there to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in the nation’s capital.

The management of the medical branch of the armed forces is handled by the Adjutant General’s Branch of the Indian Army, but it is under the overall control of the Ministry of Defence.

The medical branch of the armed forces is headed by the director general of the medical services of the armed forces, who is the highest ranking medical officer in the military.

The Army Health Services is one of the few military organizations that has not yet been placed under the direct control of the Department of Military Affairs headed by the Chief of the Defense Staff.

(With ANI entries)

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