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Air Marshal Sadhana Saxena Nair

Service No & Branch 18197 MED MS-11842|MR-05977
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 Dec 1985 Course:
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 03 Dec 1986Sqn Ldr : 05 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 14 Jan 2000Acting Gp Capt : 23 Jan 2009
Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2009Acting Air Cmde : 21 Jul 2015Air Cmde : 04 Jun 2015Acting AVM : 25 Jan 2021
AVM : 24 Dec 2020Acting Air Marshal : 23 Oct 2023
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 22 Oct 2023AVMTraining CommandBangalore Principal Medical Officer
23 Oct 2023 - Air MarshalArmed Forces Medical SciencesDelhi Director General Health Services (Armed Forces)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSadhana Saxena Nair18197 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
Details : Group Captain Sadhana Saxena Nair (18197) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in the medical branch on 03 Dec 85. The officer has been Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of three different stations including AF Sin Pune. In all her tenures the officer has distinguished herself with her professionalism and commitment to task. The officer was commended by AOC·in·C, WAC in 2001 whilst she was SMO at Air Force Station Arjangarh and by CAS in 2006 while serving as SMO, 13 Base Repair Depot. The SMCs that she headed have been adjudged 'Best SMC' of Command on several occasions. All through her service, she has placed a premium on staying updated with the latest in her profession. Towards this, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal & Child Health in 2001 and a two year course in Medical Informatics from AIIMS, New Delhi in 2008. She has authored two studies, one on 'Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in School Going Children in an Air Force Camp in New Delhi' in 2005 and the other on 'Response of Patients and OPD Registration Staff of a Multispecialty Government Hospital to computerisation of OPD Registration' in 2007. The officer also submitted a project on 'Software Requirement Specifications for Computerisation of Station Medicare Centres of the IAF' to Air HQ in 2008. On assuming charge as Deputy Principal Medical Officer (DPMO) in Mar 10, the officer leveraged her considerable experience and newly acquired computer skills to improve efficiency at Command level bringing about significant improvements in spheres such as Patient Care, Local Purchase Procedures and Medical Boards. The officer single handedly designed and developed the Southern Air Command (SAC) Medical Web Site which contains the latest and extremely useful information for all the medical officers in the periphery. She has excelled on the professional front too. Despite having no hospital under this command, she organised a Continuing Medical Education seminar on 'Medicare in Field Units' at HQ SAC - the first of its kind since the inception of SAC. Camps for 'Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness', 'Bone Density Screening and Awareness' and Diabetic Biothesiometry Screening and Awareness' were organised by her during her present appointment and received excellent response. In keeping with the operational role of Southern Air Command, she organised a seminar on 'Aeromedical Aspects of Maritime Air Ops and Long duration fighter flying· another first of its kind. The seminar won all round accolades. The officer shouldered additional responsibility of being an executive committee member of AFWWA (R) at HQ SAC and has displayed commendable work towards smooth conduct of welfare activities without at any stage compromising performance of her primary duty. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Sadhana Saxena Nair.
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