Military Hospital Rawalpindi

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Military Hospital Rawalpindi
Part of Pakistan Army Hospitals
Geography
LocationPunjab, Pakistan
Coordinates33°35′38″N 73°02′37″E / 33.5940°N 73.0436°E / 33.5940; 73.0436
Organisation
Care systemFederal Government
Hospital typeTeaching Military Hospital
CommandantMaj Gen Nigar Johar
AffiliationsArmy Medical College, PMDC, NUMS, General Medical Council, CPSP
Services
StandardsISO 9001
Emergency departmentLevel II Trauma Center
Beds1200
History
Founded1857 (As Indian Military Hospital)
Links
ListsHospitals in Pakistan

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.[1][2][3]

Its commandant/CEO is a serving Major General of Army Medical Corps. It has one deputy commandant with the rank of brigadier and two assistant commandants (administrators) with the rank of Colonel. 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.

On 23 June 2019, the hospital suffered damage due to a blast (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/explosion-military-hospital-rawalpindi-pakistan-130000096.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAK8CS9rUo_lXIiAkns4Yo0CmvE4ZW7UAVsAhdSx3WbhXP_1JXHzLBZ1dqZN7iOfL0MxLZh5Af10n1pAz6HkSFkzllTShZmskddWypYLiv6egSniGTlaaLN7xiN8oTCK2Uuv5jIFrf3Cyp5PxmG7wqOCyIPxvZXQU28eK44ChjLzS)

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi". Ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  2. ^ "Affiliated Hospitals and Institutes: Army Medical College AMC Rawalpindi Pakistan Amcolian (NUST College of Medical Science) – PakMed Info Forum". Pakmed.net. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  3. ^ "Welcome to ISPR". ispr.gov.pk. Retrieved 16 October 2015.