The Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata, on 18 February 2016 was awarded with the Best Service Hospital. The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the trophy and citation to the hospital’s Commandant Major General TS Ahluwalia in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) in Kolkata.
The trophy for the Second Best Hospital was presented to INHS Asvini, Mumbai, which was received by its Commandant Surgeon Rear Admiral AA Pawar.
About Raksha Mantri’s Trophy
• The Raksha Mantri’s Trophy was instituted in 1989 to create a healthy competition among the Command Hospitals of the Army and its equivalent hospitals in the Navy and Air Force.
• The Best and Second Best Hospital are adjudged on the basis of a number of objective criteria by a Committee headed by Director General Health Services (Armed Forces).
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Who: Eastern Command
When: 18 February 2016