COAS lauds Army Medical Corps for providing quality healthcare services to armed forces
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Saturday visited various setups of Army Medical Corps as part of farewell visits, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Lieutenant General Nigar Johar, Surgeon General Pakistan Army 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.
COAS was briefed that medical care has been planned as per international best practices and patient care is the focus of the hospital administration. Special counters have been established for facilitating civilian/non-entitled patients as well. Efforts are being made to provide a patient-friendly environment and provide allied facilities for patients’ attendants.
COAS was also shown 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.
COAS 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 checkup to families of martyrs’ and senior veterans up to the age of 75 years. The upgraded Pharmacy is now entertaining 3000 patients daily.
COAS also laid the foundation stone of a new training block of the Armed Forces Post Graduate Institute.
Later COAS visited newly constructed Soldiers’ guestrooms, the newly established Army Help Centre and 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, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Commander Rawalpindi Corps.