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ITBP officer to head medical wing of paramilitary forces

Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 21:21

New Delhi: The government on Friday appointed
an Additional Director General (ADG) rank officer to head the
medical wing of all central paramilitary forces and police
The Home Ministry has appointed Dr T Raviprasad, an
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer, to head the medical
units and wings of forces like CRPF, CISF, SSB, BSF, NSG and
other central police organisations.

Raviprasad, who had stints in various central police
forces as Director and Inspector General of Police (Medical)
is only the second cadre officer from a paramilitary force to
be elevated to this position.

He is an ENT (Eye, Nose and Throat) specialist and
hails from Andhra Pradesh.

The first ADG rank for a cadre officer was created in
BSF last year. Usually the top ranks of ADG and Director
General are only occupied by Indian Police Service (IPS)
The medical wing for these forces is an essential unit
as the personnel contract life threatening diseases and have
to suffer physical ailments due to hard duties ranging from
icy heights along the China border to the scorching desert
border along Pakistan.

Raviprasad`s appointment comes at a time when the Home
Ministry is bringing up a maiden referral hospital for more
than eight-lakh jawans and officers of paramilitary forces at
Greater Noida near the national capital.

Raviprasad will look after the operations of a chain
of about 100 composite and force hospitals under the command
of various central police organisations.


First Published: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 21:21

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