Military Hospital Rawalpindi
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The Military Hospital Rawalpindi is the largest hospital of the Pakistan Armed Forces, being one of the hospitals in the Pakistan Army with an ISO certification, located in the city of Rawalpindi. Before independence in 1947 it was called the Indian Military Hospital Rawalpindi.
Its commandant/CEO is a serving major general (Major General Tariq Hussain) of Army Medical Corps. It has one deputy commandant with the rank of brigadier (Brigadier Mehmood Sultan) and two assistant commandants (administrators) with the rank of colonel (Col Akbar and Col Imran). Its family wing is looked after by a Lady Medical Officer with the rank of brigadier. It is an affiliated hospital of the Army Medical College and Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute, Rawalpindi. It is also a teaching institution for nurses and paramedics.
The hospital, established in 1857, has 1200 beds for in-patient treatment. The hospital comprises three medical units, Departments of Surgery, Family Medicine, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Department of Intensive Care Units. The bed occupancy rate is about 95 percent. The General Medical Council of the UK recognizes the hospital for postgraduate training in various disciplines. The hospital looks after a variety of patients and the medical students of this college are given practical clinical training by the various specialists and professors. The hospital also provides tertiary care facilities. The Hospital is still the largest, despite that its Radiology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry departments are now independent units with their own administrative set up but no physical boundaries.
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