For its professional excellence and innovations in patients' care, the Udhampur Northern Command Hospital has won the Raksha Mantri trophy for being the second best hospital in an all-India competition held among all command hospitals, including Air Force and Navy, for the year 2013.
The coveted trophy was awarded to Maj Gen Bipin Puri, commandant, Command Hospital, in a ceremony held at South Block, ministry of defence, New Delhi, by the defence minister. The chiefs of tri services, DGAFMS and other senior dignitaries of the MoD and the three services were also present.
The trophy was instituted in 1989 to identify and acknowledge excellence in patient care and hospital management among Command and equivalent hospitals of the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
The selection committee visited the seven Command and equivalent hospitals, and evaluated them on a number of parameters including workload, services provided, infrastructure available, documentation, hospital logistics and overall functioning based on the ground rules formed by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
Northern Command General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra congratulated Puri and his team of doctors, nursing officers and staff on this achievement.