Nicaragua, Republic of
Dr Hugo José Argüello Martínez
Brigadier General MC
of the Armed Forces
Ministry of Defence
Military Camp “German Pomares”
Basic Task of the Military Medical Service
The Military Medical Corps is the common unit of the Nicaraguan Army appointed to ensure the medical-health care of the military population and their immediate families and be responsible for the medical underwriting of Operational and Special Plans that the Army develops.
It is organized in two levels of care. The first level consists of medical and health posts located in the different military units. The second level of care consists of the Military Hospital School “Alejandro Dávila Bolaños”.
The command of the Military Medical Corps is the responsibility of the Chief of the Military Medical Corps. The Head of the Military Medical Corps reports directly to the High Command of the Nicaraguan Army, which is supported by a Commission for Health Policy for the general management of medical actions.
The following report to the head of the Medical Corps:
1. The Assistant Director of Primary Care, responsible for organizing, monitoring and controlling the services of the primary care units.
2. The Deputy Medical Director of the Medical Hospital, responsible for the organization, supervision and control of medical services provided at the Military Hospital.
3. The Deputy Administrative Financial Director, in charge of logistical, administrative and financial services of the Military Medical Corps.
4. The Deputy Head Teacher, responsible for the organization, supervision and control of the training of medical and paramedical staff.
Military Hospital “Alejandro Dávila Bolaños”, Managua