Vir Chakra awardee is army’s medical chief

June 2nd, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Naresh Kumar Parmar, a recipient of the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, has taken over as the Director General of Medical Services (Army). Parmar took over from Lt. Gen. Saibal Mukherjee, a defence ministry statement said Monday.

A graduate of MGM Medical College, Indore, Parmar was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in July 1970. He received his diploma in hospital administration from Pune University in 1980 and a masters in the same subject from Delhi’s premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1989.

An alumnus of the National Defence College, Parmar was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal in 2004 and the Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2008 for his “unflinching dedication to the cause of service”, the statement said.

During his long career, Parmar has held important posts like training officer at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, commanding officer of the field hospital at Hunder on the Siachen glacier, professor and head of department of hospital administration at AFMC, Pune and additional director general Armed Forces Medical Services, at New Delhi.

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