Army Medical Corps Officer Col Sunita becomes the first woman to command Armed Forces Transfusion Centre

An Indian Army’s Medical Corps Officer Col Sunita became the first woman to assume the role of Commanding Officer at Armed Forces Transfusion Centre (AFTC), Delhi Cantt.

Prior to this, she served in the challenging role of Commanding officer at a strategically important Field Hospital in Arunachal Pradesh, where she provided the best possible Combat Medical Support.

Graduating from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak, Col Sunita holds a Post Graduate degree (MD & DNB) in Pathology.

Currently, the officer has been given the responsibilities of managing the largest blood transfusion centre of the Armed Forces, AFTC which 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. 

To be noted that Armed Forces Transfusion Centre is the first and the only licensed centre in the country to hold a Frozen Red Cell facility.

Her unique blend of academic, administrative, and professional skills is crucial for her current role.