I as Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Dharmendra Singh Chouhan (75693 B) was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 2nd October, 1999 as a Short Service Commissioned Officer. I completed my compulsory Rotary Internship at INHS Ashvini at Mumbai. During this period, I displayed remarkable dedication, sincerity, motivation and hard work. On completion of internship was attached in the neo natal ICU, where I managed cases of neonatal jaundice, hypocalcemia, neo natal meningitis etc. and undertook lumber puncture under the guidance of Surgeon CdrGirish Gupta (Neonatalogist). In surgery, I performed operations on hydrocele, excision of cysts, IGTN and assisted in Laparoscopic cholecyctomy. I was also assisted Surgeon CdrBedi (Vascular Surgeon) for A-V fistula on many occasions.y by me. I also carried out Prevention Programme conducted by SHO (Mumbai), I h I also worked in the Casualty Department where 200 to 250 cases were examined per daave done mass screening for cervical and breast cancer for female of age group 45 above.
During my tenure onboard CGS Sangram, I visited Japan for the International Fleet Review. During the deployment, I worked as P.M.O. of elite Medical Team that rendered assistance to the fishermen stranded in a cyclone of Philippines. In Manila, I managed cases of hypoglycemic coma, severe dehydration, multiple fractures, blunt injuries etc. that was well appreciated by the Indian Embassy at Manila. The same had found mention in the Manila Times and The Hindu, Newspapers and appreciated by the then President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the Coast Guard at Daman. I was also part of a medical team, which set up of Medical Camps at various locations in Gujarat and Lakshadweep Group of Islands post earthquake that rocked Gujarat during January 2000. A large number of cases of multiple fractures, head injuries, blunt injuries, penetrating injuries on faces, limbs, chest and abdomen, etc. were treated by me, for which I was appreciated in SainikSamachar. Later, I was posted to the National Special Warfare Tactical cum Training centre (Marine Commando Training Centre), where I managed cases of multiple traumas, fractures, sea water aspiration pneumonitis, etc. I was also the MO I/C of Casualty Department at Naval Hospital, Karanja, where I examined 100 to 150 patients daily and attended emergencies at odd hours.
Onboard INS Ranjit, on 26 December, 2004, I was made Officer-In-Charge of the Medical Team that would spearhead the relief work in Tsunami affected areas. I initially set up a medical camp at Fishing HarbourNizampatnam where 350 patients, mainly cases of poly-trauma, multiple fractures, head injuries, sea water ingestion gastroenteritis, penetrating wounds on limbs, abdomen, chest etc. were treated. Later, I was involved in setting up Medical Camps at various locations in and around Nagapattinam, which was one of the worst affected areas on the East Coast of India. During my stay there, I treated about 400 patients daily, amounting to a total of about 3000 patients. I gave treatment to patients suffering from multiple trauma, severe dehydration, multiple fractures of limbs, head injuries, sea water aspiration pneumonia, acute gastroenteritis, penetrating wounds of limbs, chest, abdomen, abscesses, etc., Follow-up treatment was also given. Tetanus and Typhoid vaccination was given to the entire population to prevent epidemics. For this professional dedication and hard work, I was also been deeply appreciated by the media and the press and has also been recommended by the chief of the Naval Staff. From August, 2006 till July, 2012 I was working with a NGO in Mumbai. As a unit we were organizing health Camps at different locations in Mumbai, playing leading role in Operation Arogya, assisting in different prevention programmes like breast cancer & cervical cancer prevention programmes, HIV awareness through different Trust’s and local Governmental agencies. Presently I am working as Medical Director with Panacea healthcare & Diagnostic Center, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai.