Surg Lt Aswathy S
PRINCIPAL MEDICAL OFFICERSurg Lt Aswathy Sundaram was commissioned as Short Service Commissioned Officer in Navy arm of the Armed Medical Corps on 02 Jun 16 at INHS Sanjivni and has been granted in Permanent Commission in AFMS wef 16 Jan 19. She has done her MBBS from MOSE Medical College, Ernakulam, Kerala under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Kerala. She has served as GDMO at INHS Sanjivni and SMO, ICGS Vizhinjam and then reported on 20 May 19 at INS Shivaji as Principal Medical Officer
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body and therefore, a training base inherently requires the care and support of a medical department. When the rigours of intense training take a toll on a young trainee, it is the Sick Bay which provides him the required period of recuperation so that he is up and about to take on the next challenge coming his way. Under the Principal Medical Officer, the Medical Department of Shivaji looks after the daily sick parade and provides essential medical cover for various training activities such as swimming, small arms firing, games, cross-country, camps, treks and other adventure activities. Sessions on Vipassana-Anapana meditation are coordinated by the department for improved mental health and reduced stress levels amongst personnel. The Medical Department also prepares the trainees on basic life support and first aid measures through regular lectures. It is entrusted with the crucial responsibility of maintaining high standards of health and hygiene in the establishment through monthly examination of food handlers and fortnightly sanitary hygiene checks of in-living spaces.