Pakistan, Islamic Republic of

Capital: IslamabadArea: 796.095 km2Population: 216.565.000Official Language: Urdu, EnglishArmed Forces Personnel: 625.000Medical Officers: 3.477Military Hospitals / Institutes: 45/13Missions: multiple

Surgeon General
Khawar Rehman
Lieutenant General MC

General Headquarters
Medical Directorate

Basic Task of the Military Medical Service

Deals with all Health-related matters in Armed Forces including care, maintenance, and promotion of health and prevention of diseases.


PhotoOrganization/ Command Structure Surgeon General

PhotoOrganization/ Command Structure Military Medical Service

Military Hospitals
45 x Combined Military Hospitals (CMHs):
Class ‘A’ 500 –1000 Beds (10 x Hospitals)
Class ‘B’ 300 –499 Beds (10 x Hospitals)
Class ‘C’ 51 –299 Beds (10 x Hospitals)
Class ‘D’ 25 –050 Beds (15 x Hospitals)

Regional Medical Facilities
41x Field Medical Units

Armed Forces Institute of:

  • Cardiology
  • Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Urology
  • Transfusion
  • Mental Health
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Radiology and Imaging
  • Nutrition
  • Medical Stores
  • Medical Stores Laboratory

Number of Medical Personnel

Qualified Physicians

General Physicians1964
Qualified Dentists174


Education/Training Facilities for Medical Officers

  • Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute
  • Army Medical College Rawalpindi
  • CMH Lahore Medical College
  • CMH Institute of Med Sciences, Multan
  • Quetta Institute of Medical Sciences

Education/Training Facilities for assisting/nursing personnel

  • Army Medical Corps School & Centre Abbottabad
  • Nursing Colleges

Civil-Military Cooperation

Army Medical Corps has frequently been deployed in international and national disasters for provision of conventional speciality service as well as the establishment of outreach clinics. Few to mention are:


  • South-East Asia Tsunami
  • Indonesia Earthquake
  • Iran Earthquake
  • China Earthquake
  • Bangladesh Cyclone


  • Earthquake 2005
  • Floods 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Earthquake 2013
  • Drought 2013

Pakistan Army is one of the largest contributors in UN Peacekeeping forces.

Military Hospitals have a huge clientele of the civil population, which is provided outdoor as well as indoor facilities around the clock. Military hospitals maintain a huge health care database.

Pakistan has become the frontline state in the Global War on Terror (GWOT).

Army Medical Corps is providing comprehensive medical support to the ongoing operations at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

(status: 29 June 2020)