New Delhi: Indian Army is undertaking a motorcycle expedition to appreciate and motivate the doctors and paramedics who rendered selfless service during the testing time of the Corona Pandemic. The expedition was flagged off by the Surg Vice Admiral Rajat Datta, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services in New Delhi on the 258th Raising Day of the Army Medical Corps (AMC).
A Defence spokesperson said that the motorcycle expedition will encompass four command & 12 states including seven North-East states. During the expedition the team will visit more than 100 Army & Civil medical establishments to motivate the doctors and paramedics.
“The expedition team consists of three Special Officers, two Medical Officers, three Non Tech Officers and two Other Ranks along with two reserve members from Army Medical Corps. The bikes are from Jawa Motors, special classic Army Fleet edition,” he added. The team is being led by Colonel Rajesh W Adhau who was awarded SM during Kargil Conflict and is a mountaineer as well.
The expedition will cover 12 states including the seven states of the Northeast and will travel approximately 10, 875 km of which around 5500 kms will be passing through jungles and mountains.
The Indian Army celebrated the 258th Raising Day of Army Medical Corps yesterday. The Corps has the motto of “Sarve Santu Niramaya” meaning “Let all be free from disease and disability” . It has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID for the past two years and has done selfless & outstanding service to the Nation. It has excelled in providing both peace time and combat health care to the defence forces, medical services to UN peace keeping forces in foreign missions and during disaster management to civil authorities.
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