Twenty probationer nurses of the 45th batch of the School of Nursing, Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir, were commissioned as Lieutenants into the Military Nursing Service by Major General Atul Kumar Sharma, MG Med, Head Quarters Western Command, at a commissioning ceremony held at Shustruta Auditorium of Command Hospital on Wednesday.
Besides, senior military officers of Western Command and Command Hospital, the parents and relatives of the newly-commissioned officers also witnessed the event.
These officers will now move to their respective places of posting and assume their duties.
Earlier, they were introduced for training in school of nursing, Command Hospital, Western Command on Sep 1, 2010.
Major General Sharma was the chief guest who gave away the award to the awardees after the commissioning ceremony.
Lt Meera Joseph won the President's Silver Medal for securing all India first position in General Nursing and Mid Wifery (GNM) Examination Board and also awarded gold medal and Rolling trophy from Sharma for securing first spot in merit.
Lt Seema Yadav won the silver medal for being second in the batch.
Lt Monika Karki was awarded the rolling trophy for best all-round cadet and Lt Shaela Mukhia got the rolling trophy for the Best Bed Side Nurse.
Sharma in his address to the newly commissioned Nursing Officers said, "Nursing is a noble profession which embodies the qualities of humanism and empathy in providing selfless service towards alleviating the sufferings of the wounded and the sick soldiers."
Major General Rajvir Singh, Commandant, Command Hospital, said: "Military nursing is a challenging task which requires selfless devotion and preparedness to meet the demands of Armed Forces be it in mountains or any other terrains."