Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday visited various setups of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) as part of his farewell visits, the military’s media wing reported on Saturday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lieutenant General Nigar Johar, Surgeon General Pakistan Army accompanied the army chief during the visit.
The 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.
ISPR furthered that General Bajwa was briefed that medical care has been planned as per international best practices and patient care is the focus of the hospital's administration.
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Moreover, special counters have also been established for facilitating civilian and non-entitled patients.
The military media wing further reported that efforts are being made to provide a patient-friendly environment and provide allied facilities for patients' attendants.
COAS was also shown a newly established control room, established to impart training to doctors through live surgery process in an academic centre, designed and established to facilitate medical students for better understanding of surgical procedures, the ISPR added.
The statement also said that 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.
The media wing said that amongst other facilities, the Shuhada Families & Veterans’ Medical facilitation Centre provides convenient basic healthcare facilities including blood sampling, medicines, and checkups to families of martyrs’ and senior veterans up to the age of 75 years, adding that the upgraded pharmacy is now entertaining 3,000 patients daily.
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The press release added that General Bajwa also laid the foundation stone of a new training block of the Armed Forces Post Graduate Institute.
Later, the outgoing army chief visited newly constructed soldiers’ guestrooms, the newly established Army Help Centre, and the upgraded facilities of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology.
The army chief 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, ISPR added.
The press release stated that earlier on arrival at CMH, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Commander Rawalpindi Corps.