Nazma Begum, the country’s first female Field Ambulance Commander, has likewise been honoured as the first female brigadier general from the Army Medical Core (Healthcare Management) throughout the entire existence of the Bangladesh Army, the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR) says in an official statement.
She was the first female Contingent Commander in the history of the United Nations. She is the only female in the world’s history who commanded a level-2 hospital twice and the only female in the history who was the country senior twice in the mission areas.
She was the first female in the history of Bangladesh Air Force who commanded the medical squadron twice (base Zohar and base Bashar).
In United Nations, Nazma Begum was awarded Force Commander’s commendation, a commendation from the Special Representative to the Secretary-General, a Commendation from the Army Chief of Central Africa, commendation from the Defence Minister of Central Africa etc.
She assumed a good example of woman empowerment and was perceived with honour all through the world.
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