Addressing the function as the Chief Guest, Lt Gen SD Duhan, Commandant of the hospital congratulated the newly commissioned Nursing Officers and their proud parents.
He urged the newly commissioned Nursing Officers to nurture the ethics of Military Nursing Service (MNS) and to uplift its tradition. Lt Gen Duhan advised the new Lieutenants to keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of medicine and nursing in order to provide care with compassion to patients under their care.
During the ceremony the 15 young nursing students were commissioned as Lieutenants into MNS and were posted to various Armed Forces Hospitals in the country.
Priyanka Prakash secured Second position in all India Armed Forces Medical Services Examination Board for which she was awarded with Presidents Bronze Medal and Commandants Silver Medal for securing First position in the batch. Lt Sakshi Sharma was awarded Commandants Silver Medal for securing second position in the batch. The Best All Round Student Trophy was awarded to Lt Jijo Thomas and Lt Rini Joseph was adjudged the Best Clinical Nurse.
Earlier, Maj Gen Elizabeth John, Principal Matron of Army Hospital (R&R) welcomed the dignitaries, hospital staff and others. Col Amita Devrani, Principal, College of Nursing delivered the batch report.