RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa installed Lt Gen Zahid Hamid, Surgeon General of Pakistan Army, as Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps during during his visit to Army Medical Centre, Abbottabad on Thursday.

The outgoing Colonel Commandant, Lt Gen Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, serving/retired officers and soldiers of Army Medical Corps were also present at the Commanding Officers’ Conference.

Later, while interacting with the commanding officers and soldiers of Army Medical Corps, the COAS appreciated contributions and service of doctors and paramedic staff in providing quality healthcare to Pakistan Army, as well as common citizens.

He particularly lauded the role of Army Medical Corps in saving valuable lives in the war against terrorism.

Earlier, upon his arrival, COAS Bajwa laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered prayers for the martyrs.