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Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best AFMS Hospitals 2022

The Raksha Mantri Trophy for the Best and Second Best Command Hospitals of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2022 was awarded on 19th March 2024 in New Delhi.

The Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune was judged as the Best Command Hospital, while the Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow was the Second Best for 2022.

Awards Ceremony and DGAFMS Address

The trophies were presented by Lt Gen Daljit Singh, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services and Senior Colonel Commandant, Army Medical Corps.

Lt Gen Singh complimented the two hospitals on their outstanding performance and acknowledged the commendable services rendered by the AFMS.

He emphasized the preparedness of AFMS to provide medical support during operations, peacetime, as well as for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The DGAFMS reiterated AFMS’ commitment to strive for professional excellence at all times.

Expansion of Competition

From 2023 onwards, the Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences (AICTS), Pune and Base Hospital Delhi Cantt will also participate in the competition for the Raksha Mantri Trophy.

Award Instituted in 1989

The Raksha Mantri Trophy was instituted in 1989 to recognize excellence in healthcare services by Armed Forces Hospitals and foster a spirit of competition among them.

A selection committee headed by an AFMS Lt Gen recommends hospitals for the award each year based on objective performance indicators assessed during on-site visits.

Significance of the Award

Winning the Raksha Mantri Trophy is a prestigious honour for AFMS hospitals. It recognizes their high standards of healthcare delivery to armed forces personnel and their families. The award drives AFMS hospitals to continuously improve and maintain exceptional levels of medical services and patient care. The recognition motivates the medical staff and promotes a culture of excellence within the AFMS network of hospitals across India.

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