MAJOR GENERAL D VIVEKANAND ASSUMES APPOINTMENT OF DEAN AND DEPUTY COMMANDANT OF THE ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE, PUNE

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Major General D Vivekanand, assumed the appointment of Dean and Deputy Commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune on 26 January 2023. An alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College from the 1984 batch, he was commissioned into the Indian Army in December 1988. He completed MD in Anesthesiology from AFMC in 1995 and DNB in Anesthesiology in 1996.

The General Officer has an exemplary academic record and vast clinical, research and administrative experience. In a distinguished career of more than three decades, he has held various challenging and critical appointments including that of an anesthesiologist across various hospitals of the Indian Army ranging from Field, Peripheral, Zonal and Command hospitals and that of commanding the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) hospital.  The General Officer has had the distinction of serving in Counter Insurgency Operation conditions in Kashmir and during Operation Vijay
He has also been a Professor of Anesthesiology at AFMC, Pune, whereafter he moved on promotion as a Brigadier to command Military Hospital, Secunderabad.  
He was awarded Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Social Sciences on successful completion of Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) in 2020, from the prestigious Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
He is a qualified American Heart Association (AHA) instructor in Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (BLS & ACLS) and is also a qualified instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and has conducted numerous workshops.
He was awarded the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command commendation in 2012 for his meritorious services.
Prior to the present appointment he was tenating the vital and challenging appointment of Brigadier Medical (Personnel) in the office of Director General Medical Services (Army).

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