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Lt Gen Bipin Puri takes over as Director General, Armed Forces Medical Service

Lt. Gen. Bipin Puri
Lt. Gen. Bipin Puri
Lt Gen Bipin Puri has assumed charge as the Director General, Armed Forces Medical Service (DGAFMS) with effect from November 1.
 
An alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, the General Officer was commissioned in the Indian Army (AMC) on March 30, 1979. He did his post=graduation in general surgery in 1985, M. Ch. (PaedSurg) from PGI, Chandigarh in 1993 and Fellowship in Paediatric Urology at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital (UK) in 1997.
 
A renowned paediatric surgeon, the General Officer has pioneered the NUSS Procedure for Pectus Excavatum deformity in India. For his contribution towards field of Paediatric Surgery, he was honoured with the “Ethicon Travelling fellowship” award for 2005 by the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons. For his excellence in medical  profession, the General Officer has been awarded “Double Helical’s National Health Awards-2017” by Indian Medical Association, which was presented by Minister of Health JP Nadda in May 2017.
 
Lt. Gen. Puri has commanded Command Hospital (Northern Command), Udhampur and 155 Base Hospital, Tezpur. He has also served as MG (Med) HQ Northern Command at Udhampur, Director General (Org & Pers) in the office of DGAFMS, Director General Medical Service (Navy) and Director General Medical Service (Army) from June 1 to October 31, 2017 before taking over as DGAFMS.
 
For his distinguished service, he has awarded GOC-in-C Commendation in 2010 and Chief of the Army Staff Commendation twice (2001 & 2012). He was appointed as President’s Honorary Surgeon (PHS) on June 1, 2016. He was conferred the Vishisht Seva Medal on January 26 this year.
 
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