Rawalpindi. November 19 (APP): Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited various departments of the Army Medical Corps on Saturday as part of his farewell visits. Surgeon General of Pakistan Army Lt. Gen. Nigar Johar also visited Army Chief. Accompanied by, the Army Chief visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi and was briefed about the latest medical facilities by Major General Muhammad Mohsin Qureshi Commandant CMH.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa was briefed that the medical care is planned as per international best practices and patient care is the focus of the hospital management. Special counters have also been set up for the convenience of civilian/undeserving patients. Efforts are being made to provide patient friendly environment and provide relevant facilities for patient attendants.
The Army Chief was also shown the newly established control room at the academic center for training doctors through live surgery process, which has been designed and set up to give medical students a better understanding of surgical procedures. The Army Chief appreciated the efforts of the Army Medical Corps for providing quality healthcare and state-of-the-art treatment services to the members of the armed forces, their families and civilian patients.
Among other facilities, the Martyrs' Families and Veterans' Medical Facility Center provides seamless basic health services including blood sampling, medicines and check-ups to families of martyrs and senior veterans up to the age of 75 years. . The upgraded pharmacy is now catering to 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 visited the newly constructed guest rooms, the newly established Army Help Center and the upgraded facilities of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology. Appreciated his sense of duty and selfless dedication to the monumental task.
While appreciating the immense improvements being made in the healthcare infrastructure, he said quality healthcare for soldiers and their families is a key feature of the Army's welfare system and is critical to the morale of soldiers. . Earlier, Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza welcomed the Army Chief on his arrival at CMH.