While many watched from the comfort of their homes the 58th Inaugural proceedings in which Mr. Donald J. Trump took the Oath of Office to become the 45th President of the United States, over 400 members of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the United States National Disaster Medical System's (NDMS) Disaster Teams had the distinct pleasure of being on-site assisting in the event.
As the Chief Medical Officer of the NDMS' Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), FL3-DMAT, SMA President Dr. Ajoy Kumar had the distinct honor and privilege to be chosen as one of two physicians to be posted on a strike team inside the Capitol building. Working under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), he was part of a quick reaction medical strike team composed of nurses and paramedics that provided rapid stabilization of any healthcare issue that would've occurred to any staff member, guest, or dignatory that attended yesterday's ceremony as well as the following Congressional Luncheon.
He and many others from many Federal and State agencies worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the safety and security of those who attended this past week's ceremonies.
For more information on the United Stated Public Health Service, go to:https://www.usphs.gov/
For more information on the National Disaster Medical System's Response Teams, go to: https://www.phe.gov/…/respond…/ndms/teams/Pages/default.aspx