Lithuania, Republic of
Military Medical Service
Basic Tasks of the Medical Service
The main tasks of MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service:
- to ensure medical support for military operations of the Armed Forces branches and subdivisions in Lithuania and beyond its boundaries in correspondence with NATO standards and assistance to the government and municipality institutions in extreme conditions in law determinate order
- to ensure soldiers and other lawful persons personal and public health care and specialized medical expertise performance
- to ensure military society education and training in military medicine field
- to ensure psychological care to military personnel
Military Medical Training Centre was established in 1999.
There is a variety of courses lectured at Military Medical Training Centre:
Military Medical Doctors and Military Medical Doctor‘s Assistance course (8 weeks);
Paramedics course (32 weeks);
Paramedics refreshment course (2 weeks);
Narrow specialization Military Medical Doctors and Military Medical Doctor‘s Assistance course for reserve (2 weeks);
Junior Medical Officers course for reserve (3 years);
Military Public Health specialists course (1 week);
Medical Instructors course (1 week);
Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support course (5 days);
Prehospital Combat Casualty Care course (4 days);
Basic Staff Medical Officers course (11 days);
Basic CBRN Medicine course (1 week);
Military Major Incident Medical Management and Support course (3 days).
MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service is responsible for medical support of military operations of the Armed Forces' branches and subdivisions in Lithuania and beyond its boundaries in correspondence with NATO standards and assistance to the government and municipality institutions in extreme conditions and law determinate order.
Medical Support Units Group consists of:
Land Forces Medical Support Unit
Land Forces Medical Support Unit consists of five Role 1 Medical Support Units and Role 2 LM (light manoeuvre) Medical Support Unit:
Role 1 MSU provides Role 1 medical support with necessary treatment and evacuation capabilities for military units during military or other types of operations on BN level.
Role 2 LM Medical Support Unit is being developed.
2. Air Forces Medical Support Unit
Air Forces MSU :
Role 1 functions,
24/7 search and rescue teamwork;
aeromedical evacuation with fixed-wing aircraft.
3. Naval Forces Medical Support Unit
Naval Forces MSU:
Role 1 functions;
support on ships:
divers medical care:
Role 3 and Role 4 medical support is provided at Lithuanian civilian hospitals.