ABBOTTABAD: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Army Medical Center, Abbottabad today, ISPR reported.
While interacting with the officers and men of Army Medical Corps, COAS appreciated contributions and sacrifices of doctors and paramedic staff in improving the health care standards in peace and war especially in fight against terrorism.
The COAS lauded the efforts of AMC in up gradation of hospitals, specially the specialized treatment including, liver transplant unit, hands and upper limbs surgery center. Their training establishments like National University Medical Sciences (NUMS) and paramedics training institutes are serving our requirements of developing human resource and skill sets, COAS remarked.
The army chief further emphasized that AMC has always answered the call of duty during national calamities both inland and abroad and disaster management.
General Raheel Sharif further said that medical science is progressing at a rapid pace, and it is imperative for doctors to keep themselves abreast to the latest development.
Later, COAS pinned the badges of rank on the shoulders of Lieutenant General Asif Mumtaz Sukhera to formally install him Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps.
Earlier on arrival COAS laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha.