Col Sunita Becomes the First Woman to Command Armed Forces Transfusion Centre

  • Army Medical Corps Officer Col Sunita BS made history on November 21, 2023.
  • By becoming the first woman to take the role of Commanding Officer at Armed Forces Transfusion Centre, Delhi Cantt.
  • Earlier she served as Commanding Officer at Field Hospital in Arunachal Pradesh, providing Combat Medical Support.
  • She will be managing the largest blood transfusion centre of the Armed Forces, AFTC.

About AFTC:

  • It has state-of-the-art facilities in the field of Transfusion Medicine including Stem Cell cryopreservation, fully automated immune-hematology analyzers, gamma irradiation chambers, and Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) capabilities.
  • It is the first and the only licensed centre in the country to hold a Frozen Red Cell facility.
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