|Date of Birth:||03 Jul 1935|
|Date Commissioned||20 Jul 1959||Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jul 1995 / Died on 29 Sep 2018|
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|27 Mar 1989 - 12 Jan 1992||Air Cmde||Air Force Central Medical Establishment||Delhi||Air Officer Commanding|
|20 Jan 1992 - 05 Apr 1994||AVM||Command Hospital, Air Force||Bangalore||Commandant|
|01 Jul 1993 - 31 Jul 1995||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director General Medical Services (Air)|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|AVM||Pratap Chandra Sharda||5752 MED||Award Date 26 Jan 1993||Announced 26 Jan 1993|
|Details :|| |
Air Vice Marshal Pratap Chandra Sharda was commissioned in the Medical Corps in July, 1959. He has held several important appointments at field and staff level with distinction. As a pioneer member and secretary of Aero Medical Society of India during 197679, his untiring efforts led to reorganization of aviation medicine as a specialty subject for the award of the highest medical degree in India. His contributions were recognized by award of Fellowship of the Society.
After obtaining post graduate degree in Hospital Administration in 1991, he was posted as Registrar of second largest Air Force Hospital in NorthÃ‚ÂEast. Under his stewardship, the hospital became a model for other hospitals in the area.
As Air Commodore, the Air Officer was given the command of Central Medical Establishment, where he formulated new structure and style of work and carried out an indepth review and analysis of the requirements of the users. His wide knowledge, administrative ability and sustained hard work resulted in commendable improvement in the working and performance of the Institute. His dynamism and untiring efforts reduced the time taken for completion of medical boards for candidates service personnel from 10 to 4/5 days. This resulted in significant recurring financial gain, reduced fatigue and frustration and enhanced decision making at the executive level.
Air Vice Marshal Pratap Chandra Sharda has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19930126|