COAS visits various setups of Army Medical Corps in farewell

As part of farewell visits Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited various setups of the Army Medical Corps today. Surgeon General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Nigar Johar accompanied COAS during the visit.

COAS visited Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi and was briefed by Major General Muhammad Mohsin Qureshi Commandant CMH regarding state-of-the-art newly upgraded healthcare facilities.

Army Chief was briefed that medical care has been planned as per international best practices and patient care has been the focus of hospital administration. It was also informed that special counters have been established for facilitating civilian/non-entitled patients as well and efforts were also being made to provide a patient-friendly environment and provide allied facilities for patient’s attendants.

COAS was also shown a newly established control room to impart training to doctors through a live surgery process in the Academic Centre designed and established to facilitate medical students for better understanding of surgical procedures.

General Bajwa appreciated the efforts of the Army Medical Corps which is providing quality health care and state-of-the-art rehabilitation services to members of the armed forces, their families and civilian patients.

Amongst other facilities, Shuhada Families & veterans Medical facilitation Centre provides disruption-free basic healthcare facilities including blood sampling, Medicines and checkups to families of martyrs and senior veterans up to the age of 75 years. The upgraded Pharmacy has been entertaining 3000 patients daily.

The Army Chief also laid the foundation stone of the new training block of the Armed Forces Post Graduate Institute.

Later he also visited newly constructed Soldiers’ guestrooms, the newly established Army Help Centre and the upgraded facilities of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology. COAS appreciated the doctors and healthcare professionals of AMC for their selfless devotion to duty and monumental work. Lauding the immense improvements being incorporated in healthcare infrastructure COAS said that quality healthcare for soldiers and their families is a cardinal feature of the Army’s welfare regime and critical for the morale of troops.

Earlier on arrival at CMH, the army chief was received by Lieutenant Commander Rawalpindi Corps General Sahir Shamshad Mirza.

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