DGMS Biography

Director General Medical Service
Nepali Army-Army Medical Corps

Maj Gen Dr. Arun KUmar Neopane is the Director General of Medical Services (DGMS) of the Nepali Army-Medical Corps.

Dr.. Arun is also an Associate Professor in Paediatrics having an extensive knowledge on teaching and mentoring graduate and post-graduate students in Paediatrics since 2004. He has wide experience in clinical medicine, research methodology, manuscript writing,, hospital administration and combat medicine. He has a keen interest in Medical Medical Planning and Policy Formulation and Medical Strategy.

His past achievements include holding the post of National Medical Coordinator in the National COVID-19 Crisis Management and Coordination Centre, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal and lead role in Military Medical Operations on Disaster Response during Gorkha Earthquake 2015. He has been trained in Disaster Management and has attended various conferences and seminars. He also held the position of Deputy Executive Director and Principal of the Nepalese Army Institute of Health Science-College of Medicine.

Past Assignments 

Company Commander of No 3, No 6 and No 7 Field Ambulances,

Battalion Commander of Brigade Field Hospital (now Nepalgunj CH)

Deputy Director General Medical Services of Nepali Army Medical Corps

Commandant of Shree Birendra Hospital (Chhauni)


School: Welham School (Dehradun, India), Budhanilkantha School (Kathmandu, Nepal)

MBBS: Armed Forces Medical College (Pune, India)

MD: Armed Forces Medical College (Pune, India)

Fellow of American Academy of Paediatrics: Madigan Army Medical Centre (Tacoma, DC, USA)

Military: Technical Officer's Basic Course (Khukuri Holder), Company Commander Course, Higher Command and Management Course (Instructor Grading)

Medals and Decorations: Suprawal Janasewashree, Remote Area Service Medal, Foreign Service Medal, UN Peacekeeping Medal, UNOSOM (Somalia) and UNIFIL (Lebanon), Extended Service Medal, CoAS Commendation and Marksmanship Badge

Personal: He lives in Battisputali, Kathmandu with his wife Prof Arpana, mother Neera, two sons (Abyaya and Binisha, Aprameya) and two cannies(Genghis and Kaju) and is interested in swimming, photography, soft rock and folk music.