Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Surgeon Vice Admiral Vinod Kumar Saxena, will take over as Director General Medical Services (Navy) on Monday.

The Admiral graduated from JLN Medical College, Ajmer, and studied MS (Gen Surgery) at Bombay University.

He was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in the rank of Surgeon Sub Lieutenant,in 1971 and subsequently completed his super specialisation in Uro Surgery. Today he is one of the renowned surgeons in the field having conducted some 250 Renal Transplants.

Before taking over the reins of the Medical Branch of the Indian Navy, the Admiral has served as the Director General Hospital Services (Armed Forces) and Director General (Org & Personnel) in the Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services. He has Commanded INHS Asvini, the premier hospital of the Indian Navy.