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Wing Commander Purshotam Singh Mahngar

Service No & Branch 10818 MED MR-02640
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 22 Jan 1967 Course:
Service End: Retired on 01 Sep 1991
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 22 Jan 1983
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrPurshotam Singh Mahngar10818 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Wing Commander Purshotam Singh Mahngar was commissioned in January 1967 as has held various appointment in the field as well as in hospitals. He has been posted to 5 AF Hospital wef 18 Jun 84.

He is a classified specialist (General Surgery) and the senior most surgeon of the hospital. Sincere and devoted to the core, the officer has endeared himself to his patients and established an enviable reputation as a professional. He has come out one very occasion with flying colours and to the great satisfaction of the patients and their relations.

The hospital provides medical cover to troops stationed in Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur as also to a large number of local personnel. During his tenure at the hospital, he was called upon to manage twenty cases of gun shot wounds who were brought after sustaining injuries in combat. All the cases were brought in a critical condition and many of them had multiple injuries of internal organs like liver, spleen, kidney, intestine, blood vessels etc. One patient had sustained as many as six outlet injuries. He worked tirelessly and continuously spending three to six hours in operation theater to pull the patient out of danger. He undertook his job with great determination, challenge and outstanding devotion. He could successfully mange all of them and made them fit to resume their duties.

For his outstanding professional competence, diligence and commendable devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Purshotam Singh Mahngar.

Unit : 5 AFH
Reference : GoI19880126
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