RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), visited and officially launched several Fauji Foundation healthcare projects on Sunday.
According to a news release from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS received a briefing on several recently completed projects, including the Artificial Limb Centre (ALC), and the Foundation University Nursing College.
Furthermore, the army chief also went to the recently built New East Ridge hospital, a private healthcare facility with 146 beds and 40 clinics being run by the Fauji Foundation.
According to ISPR, the statistical data shows that the Fauji Foundation’s medical institutions provide care to more than 1.5 million patients annually throughout Pakistan.
Besides, the COAS expressed his satisfaction with the role and contribution of the Fauji foundation, noting that it was essential in providing veterans and their families with welfare in the form of employment opportunities and free healthcare facilities.
The COAS, commending the role of the Fauji Foundation, also added that a sizable number of civilians and private patients are also getting quality treatment across the country.
It is to note here that COAS Bajwa is paying farewell visits, as he is retiring on the 29th of Nov, followed by a change of command ceremony which is already scheduled at GHQ.