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NEW DELHI: In a transfer that has raised eyebrows in navy circles, the commandant of the Military Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment, which has been transformed into a big Covid facility for troopers, has been abruptly transferred out barely three months earlier than his retirement.
The Military, nonetheless, known as the posting of Main Common Vasu Vardhan as “a further officer” to the Military Hospital (R&R) “a routine switch” after an 18-month tenure because the Base Hospital commandant.
Main Common SK Singh, who was posted because the deputy commandant of the Military Medical Corps Centre and School in Lucknow, has been appointed the brand new commandant of the Base Hospital, as per the order issued on Might 10.
Main Common Vardhan, a revered respiratory medication specialist who was on the forefront of the battle in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic, misplaced his mom only a few days in the past and was again on obligation on the identical day. “There’s hypothesis the switch order was issued after Main Common Vardhan refused to entertain some requires admission or Remdesivir injections from the workplace of a VVIP,” stated a physician.
Main Common Singh takes over because the commandant of the Base Hospital at a time when it’s being expanded to a 1,000-bed Covid-19 facility from the preliminary 450-bed one. The Base Hospital, like different navy hospitals within the nation, is at present overwhelmed with sufferers.
Chief of defence workers Common Bipin Rawat on Wednesday, by the way, visited the Base Hospital and the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hospital, which was set by DRDO, to evaluate their total functioning.