Luxembourg, Grand Douchy of
Cyrille Dupont MD
Basic Task of the Medical Service
The Medical Service is responsible for the medical care of army personnel on active service. This is understood to be comprehensive, i.e. it must cover preventative as well as curative care, both in terms of care of individual and of community medical care.
The Medical Service is required to be operational both in its permanent form at the Military Hospital and when on national or international deployments.
The Medical Service carries out medical examinations of candidates applying for a career in the Armed Forces, as well as annual medical examinations for Army personnel on active service. The Medical Service is responsible for the medical training of its Para-medics and other personnel, as well as of other Army personnel.
The Medical Service is divided into Sections:
- Medical Section
- Dental Section
- Psychology Section
- Pharmaceutical Section
- Physiotherapy Section
Medical Service Staff
The Chief Military Medical Officer commands the Medical Service. He is responsible both for relations between the Medical Service and Army Staff Headquarters and he maintains contact with military and civilian, medical services, both national and international.
The Chief Military Dental Officer is in charge of the Dental Section.
The Chief Military Psychologist is in charge of the Psychology Section.
The Chief Military Pharmacist is in charge of the Pharmaceutical Section.
The Physiotherapy Section is managed by a graduate in physiotherapy.
Qualified non-commissioned nursing officers are responsible for providing “nursing care”, organise the preparation of medical units for exercises or other missions, carry out medical training and manage the medical facilities of the Medical Service.
Non-medical non-commissioned officers manage the administration of all non-medical aspects of the Medical Service.
Soldiers who have trained voluntarily as Paramedics are available to assist in the reception of patients into Medical Service units, to support military activities on the ground and they also take part in the life of the unit.
Soldiers who have volunteered as secretarial auxiliaries assist in managing the secretarial services and administration of the unit.