New Delhi: Major General Smita Devrani assumed charge as Additional Director General of Military Nursing Service (MNS) on October 1 which coincides with the occasion of 96th MNS Corps Day.
An alumna of School of Nursing, Military Hospital Secunderabad, the General Officer was commissioned into the Military Nursing Service on December 28, 1983. Later, she completed her Diploma in Midwifery from the Naval Hospital INHS Asvini, Mumbai.
A graduate from Delhi University, her quest for academic excellence gained her not only Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management and MBA in Hospital Administration, but also Six Sigma Certificate and Quality Control Management and Infection Control and Prevention Management from the National Heath Care Academy, Singapore.
The General Officer is a Critical Care Nurse par excellence and had done her Intensive Care Nursing specialty from Army Hospital Delhi Cantonment in 1992 and her diligent critical care nursing management has won accolades during her clinical tenures.
Major Gen Devrani was also instrumental in managing casualties during her deputation to UN Mission in Congo in 2006-2007 where she served as a Chief Matron. She had volunteered to be part of the team which climbed the Mount Nyragongo in Congo which is an active stratovolcano at an elevation of 3470 metres.
Apart from clinical experience, Major General Smita Devrani has held various administrative and staff appointments namely, Joint Director Military Nursing Service, Research Pool Officer, Director Admin at Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), Principal Matron of Command Hospital, Pune and Brig MNS of HQ Central Command. Prior to assuming the appointment of Addl DGMNS, the General Officer was Principal Matron of Army Hospital (Research & Referral), the apex quaternary health care institution of Armed Forces Medical Services.