The central government on Tuesday appointed Vice Admiral Rajat Datta as the next director general of the armed forces medical services (DGAFMS).
DGAFMS is the senior most medical officer in the three services who looks after all the hospitals of the force.
Vice Admiral Rajat Datta was deeply involved in the fight against coronavirus in the defence forces and took important measures to check the spread of the virus.
The DGAFMS is also involved in the framing of medical policies for armed forces personnel in the services.Vice Admiral Datta is a cardiologist. His wife too is an army doctor and posted in Delhi.