Newly commissioned medics at the fainting parade
LUCKNOW: A ceremonial parade was held at the Officer Training College, Army Medical Corps Center and College, Lucknow, following the completion of the Basic Medical Officer Course (MOBC) -235 on Monday.
No less than 124 newly commissioned doctors and officers of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), including 25 female officers, took part in the parade.
Capt Nishat was named the best general officer of the course and received the Commander’s Rolling Trophy and Surgeon Lieutenant Ashwini P Nair received Maj Laishram Jyotin Singh the Ashok Chakra Memorial Trophy for being the best officer at events on field.
During the nine-week basic course, intensive combat medical support training was provided to young medical and dental officers in the armed forces to enable them to effectively perform their duties in peace and operations areas.
The ceremonial parade was reviewed by Lieutenant-General Sandip Mukherji, Commander of the AMC Center and College and Officer in Charge and Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps.
Lieutenant-General Mukherji urged them to uphold the tradition of the army medical corps by maintaining the highest level of professional competence. He said this course was delivered during the Covid era and the majority of the course officers worked at various Covid hospitals and military institutions emerging as Covid warriors during this time. He added that as a result, they have been trained in various aspects of dealing with Covid and that the lessons learned will help the officers be of service to the nation.