Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:50 AM
Subject: ESM EXPERIENCE AT R& R
To: Rakesh Prasad Chaturvedi
This case needs to be brought to the notice of all the CHIEFS, PPO's and DFAFMS/DGMS's.
Is indicative of a patronising,prejudice-charged and a toxic mindset towards the Veterans.Even if it be an isolated instance it is imperative that the infection is pre-empted by the Powers-that-be.
Brig Agarwal needs serious counselling and more. Everyone bemoans the inimical attitude of the bureaucrats but what about the 'virus' within !!! If ignored 'it' shall spread.
It is not uncommon to encounter similar situations vis a vis the non-medical fraternity also.Times and values are indeed changing. Every time I make it a point to invoke the appropriate level, even to the point of becoming a nuisance. Have had mixed results which is OK.
Best wishes to you all-you are doing missionaty work..
(Lt Gent YN Sharam, Former Army Commander)