The abrupt transfer of the Army General who heads Delhi’s Army Base Hospital has sparked speculation and raised eyebrows about why such a change of guard has been necessary at such a crucial time in the Covid fight.
Major General Vasu Vardhan, Commandant of the Army Base Hospital, who is said to have only a few months to go before retirement, has been moved out and appointed ‘Additional Officer’ at the Army Research & Referral hospital in Delhi.
The sudden changeover was ordered on May 10 via a postings notification. The notification also announced the outgoing Commandant’s immediate replacement — Major General SK Singh, who was the Deputy Commandant at the Army Medical Corps Centre & College in Lucknow.
Major General Singh takes charge of the Army’s Base Hospital as it accelerates its processes to battle the Covid crisis and other requirements of the large ex-servicemen community in Delhi-NCR.