Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday visited various setups of the Army Medical Corps as part of his farewell visits. Surgeon General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Nigar Johar accompanied the COAS during the visit, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said. The COAS visited Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi and was briefed by Commandant CMH Major General Muhammad Mohsin Qureshi regarding the most modern newly upgraded healthcare facilities. The COAS was briefed that medical care has been planned as per the international best practices and patient care was the focus of hospital administration. Special counters have been established for facilitating civilian and non-entitled patients as well. It was further briefed that efforts were being made to provide a patient-friendly environment and provide allied facilities for patients’ attendants. The COAS was also shown the newly established control room made to impart training to doctors through the live surgery process in the Academic Centre, designed and established to facilitate medical students for better understanding of surgical procedures. The COAS appreciated the efforts of the Army Medical Corps that had been providing quality health care and latest rehabilitation services to members of the armed forces, their families and civilian patients. Amongst other facilities, Shuhada Families and veterans’ Medical Facilitation Centre had been providing 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 was now entertaining 3,000 patients daily. The COAS also laid the foundation stone of a new training block of the Armed Forces Post Graduate Institute. Later, the COAS visited newly constructed soldiers’ guestrooms, the newly established Army Help Centre and the upgraded facilities of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology. He 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, the COAS said quality healthcare for soldiers and their families was a cardinal feature of the army’s welfare regime and critical for the morale of troops. Earlier on arrival at CMH, the COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza.