Argentine Republic

Capital: Buenos AiresArea: 2.780.400 km2Population: 44.694.198Official Language: SpanishArmed Forces Personnel: 100.000Medical Officers: n/aMilitary Hospitals / Institutes: 10/n/aMissions: n/a

Surgeon General
Fernando Luis POSE

Dirección General de Salud
15 de Noviembre de 1889 altura 1932
Buenos Aires, C1261 AAF

Basic Task of the Military Medical Service

Military health provides support for the Argentine Army to fulfil its mission, under the current regulations, by means of the following functions:

  • Health promotion and protection.
  • Preventive medicine, hygiene and environmental sanitation.
  • Medical examinations of the Force’s human resources.
  • Evacuation and hospitalisation, including primary medical care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Physical and psychological rehabilitation of disabled personnel and war veterans.
  • Legal medicine, which encompasses activities aimed at legally classifying morbid processes which affect or may have affected personnel.
  • Professional instruction and training, at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including military and civilian personnel dedicated to teaching.
  • Research and development, including activities intended to achieve new techniques and procedures for the creation of medicines.
  • Supply and maintenance of Class II and IV Health Effects.
  • To understand that the Force’s epidemiological monitoring system is an essential task within Military Health's epidemiological activity, collaborating with national, provincial and regional health organisations for the creation of shared civilian health programmes, in addition to planning activities aimed at integrating the Force within the National Epidemiological Monitoring System.
  • Collaborating and providing health support in response to natural disasters and other social emergencies affecting the community.
  • Providing support to the community through its participation in campaigns targeted at controlling and eradicating endemic diseases and epidemics with social repercussions.
  • Contributing to the conservation of the environment and maintenance of the eco-system by means of environmental sanitation.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of the National Antarctic Activity.

Military Hospitals

  • Hospital Militar Central
  • Hospital Militar Campo de Mayo
  • Hospital Militar Regional Córdoba
  • Hospital Militar Regional Mendoza
  • Hospital Militar Regional Paraná
  • Hospital Militar Regional Comodoro Rivadavia
  • Hospital Militar Salta
  • Hospital Militar Bahia Blanca
  • Hospital Militar Curuzú Cuatía
  • Hospital Militar Río Gallegos

(status: 11th September 2020)