#News

Maj General Smita Devrani Appointed As Additional Director General Of Military Nursing Services

Major General Smita Devrani
Major General Smita Devrani took charge as Additional Director General of Military Nursing Service (MNS) on October 01, 2021. It was also the 96th MNS Corps Day. She was earlier the Principal Matron of Army Hospital (Research & Referral).

According to the government press release, Devrani is an alumna if School of Nursing, Military Hospital Secunderabad. She had been appointed as General Officer of Military Nursing Service on December 28,1983. She also completed a Diploma in Midwifery from the Naval Hospital INHS Asvini in Mumbai.

The academic record of the Major General is an extensive one. She completed her graduation from University of Delhi and went on to Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management. She also a  Master of Business Administration in Hospital Administration. In addition to that, she apparently has Six Sigma Certificate, Quality Control Management & Infection Control and Prevention Management from the National Health Care Academy in Singapore.

Devrani is a Critical Care Nurse with a Intensive Care Nursing specialty from Army Hospital Delhi Cantt. She served as a Chief Matron during her deputation to the United Nations Mission in Congo during 2006-2007. During that time she managed casualties. She also volunteered to be part of team which climbed Mount Nyragongo in Congo. It is an active stratavolcano about 3470 metres elevated from the ground.

Major General Smita Devrani has also served at many administrative posts such as Research Pool Officer, Joint Director Military Nursing Service, Pune and Brig MNS of HQ Central Command, Principal Matron of Command Hospital, Director Admin at Integrated HQ of MoD (Army),

Before Devrani, Sonali Ghosal had been the Director General of Military Nursing Service. She had given 38 years in the Military Nursing Service. The government information on her states that she had healed wounded soldiers during Operation Blue Star and Operation Sadbhawana. She was also given the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card in 2014.

Feature Image Credit: Defencedirecteducation.com