The Military Nursing Service of the Indian Army received a new batch of twenty probationer nurses who were commissioned into the service following three years of professional training
Twenty probationer Nurses of 43rd batch of General Nursing and Midwifery Course of College of Nursing, Command Hopital Air Force Bengaluru were commissioned into the Military Nursing Service in Bengaluru on December 27 after successful completion of three years of professional training.
Commandant, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore, Air Vice Marshal Deepak Gaur was the chief Guest of the ceremony. The Chief Guest, while addressing the newly commissioned Nursing Officers, emphasized that care, commitment and compassion are the core values of Nursing profession and one needs to exhibit professional competence with utmost dedication to practice this noble profession. He motivated newly commissioned officers to keep abreast with technological advancements and to practice their profession with devotion.
All the twenty probationers of Batch No 43, enrolled for training in September 2015, successfully cleared All India final year Exam conducted by Armed Forces Medical Services Examining Board in Aug 2018.
Lieutenant Manju Biju stood first in All India order of Merit and 1st in her batch. She was awarded the Commandant’s Gold Medal and Air Force station Jallahalli Rolling Trophy. Lieutenant Amrita Singh secured second position in All India merit. She received the Commandant’s Silver medal and Air Force Rolling Trophy for All Rounder and Best Outgoing Student. Mrs Sushila Jain Memorial Silver Medal for the Best Bed side Nurse was awarded to Lieutenant Gabriella Rynjah for being exceptionally competent in clinical area.
Deputy Principal Matron, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore Col T Cyriac welcomed the august gathering and Principal College of Nursing Command Hospital (AF) Bangalore Col Lissamma PV administered Oath to the Nursing Officers. These nursing officers have been posted to various service hospitals all over the country and will begin their tenure soon.
The Indian Military Nursing Services is a part of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) of the Indian Army, which was first formed in 1888.