Admiral Rajat Datta takes over as India’s top military medic
On Friday, surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta took over as director general of the Armed Forces Medical Services, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Admiral Datta led the navy’s medical wing before assuming the post of senior military physician in India. His previous appointments include the direction of the main Army Research and Reference Hospital.
A former student of the Pune Armed Forces College of Medicine, he was appointed to the Army Medical Corps in December 1982. Military doctors rotate between the three services and have the rank of the service to which they are assigned.
Admiral Datta, a cardiologist, was appointed honorary surgeon to the President of India last year. He is a member of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions of the United States, according to the statement.