dgafms director general hospital services (armed forces)

Powers and duties of officers and employees of the organization. The Director General Hospital Services (Armed Forces) is a Lt Gen/equivalent officer who deals with duties as enumerated below:

Procedures /Functions

• Oversees professional services and patient care in service hospitals and recommends to the DGAFMS, any corrective action.


• Plans and controls the specialist cadre of service hospitals.


• Oversees the administration of specialist pool of officers.


• He advises the DGAFMS on the necessity of specialist cover in various hospitals.

 
• Oversees all matters pertaining to medical research and health in the Armed Forces.


• Oversees the coordination of all health matters including entitlements to treatment in service and civil hospitals, hospital projects, hospitals bed, planning, Health and Family Planning Welfare programs.


• Represents DGAFMS in various meetings viz with the Red Cross, TB Association and other statutory bodies as and when required.


Powers and duties of officers and employees of the organization. Supervises following -


• Senior Consultant (Medicine)


• Senior Consultant (Surgery)


Medical Research(MR) Section. Section deals with Medical Research and health in the Armed Forces, headed by Addl DGAFMS (MR).


P & T Section. Section deals matter related to training requirements of Armed Forces Medical Services, headed by Dy DGAFMS (P&T).


Medical Adviser(Pension) Section. This section deals with medical opinion on claims for Disability and Special Family Pensions, headed by Dy DGAFMS (Pensions)


Supervision. DGAFMS


Accountability. DGHS (AF)


List of rules, regulation instructions manual and records. Regulation for Armed Forces Medical Services :2010


Boards, Councils, Committees

 
(i) Chairman of the Selection Grading Committee for selection of officers for advance specialist course, training, study leave grading and classification of Specialist Officers.

 
(ii) Chairman of the Equipment Panel Committee, Drugs Review Committee, Tender Purchase Committee and Modernization Committee.


(iii) President of Review Medical Boards.


(iv) Advisor to the DGAFMS on all matters pertaining to medical research and health in the Armed Forces.


(v) Member of selection of scientific papers for awards/publications, representation at National/International conferences.


(vi) Member of governing council of Medical Journal Armed Forces India, the Armed Forces Academic Council and Armed Forces Medical Research Committee.


(vii) Member of Medical Services Advisory Committee.


(viii) Member of the following Promotion/Selection Boards pertaining to AMC, AD Corps & Officers of the Military Nursing Service:-


• Selection Board No 3
• Selection Board No 5
• Selection Board No 7