Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta takes over as Director General Armed Forces Medical Services

January 1, 2021 Photo(s): By PIB

Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta assumed the charge of Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services on January 1, 2021.

Prior to assuming the present appointment, the Flag Officer held the post of DGMS (Navy) and Comdt, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt & Col Comdt.

He is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and after completing his MBBS in 1982, was commissioned into AMC on December 27, 1982.

V Admiral Rajat Datta had been holding the prestigious appointment of Comdt AFC, New Delhi. He was also Addl. DGMS (Army) New Delhi. He had been holding the appointment of MG Med, HQ Central Command and Comdt, CH (CC) Lucknow. He is a renowned teacher and in addition to being the Professor of Cardiology is also an examiner for several Universities and Post Graduate Medical Institutions in India.

The Flag Officer is appointed as Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 01 Feb 2020. He is a Fellow of Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, USA.

For his dedication and devotion to the service he was awarded VSM in 2005, SM (D) in 2014 and AVSM in 2017.