The Nepali Army is a prestigious organization with a glorious history of more than 250 years. Similarly, for the last 96 years, the Nepali Army-Army Medical Corps (NA-AMC) has been providing all types of modern medical support to all ranks and their families during peace and war, during times of crisis and emergencies. Being a vital component of this organization, it has always been devoted to the purpose of persevering and providing medical services to its beneficiaries comprising of regular army personnel, their families, retired army personnel, and their dependents. NA-AMC is also responsible to cater the needs of the general population at times of need such as natural or man-made disasters, insurgencies, and any medical emergency such as in the last big Gorkha Earthquake or COVID-19 crisis in the country.
Medical services in the Nepalese Army started on 9th September 1925 with the establishment of the 64-bedded Tribhuwan Chandra Military Hospital in Mahankaal, Kathmandu. This was later shifted to Chhauni on 29th December 1990, with the establishment of 490-bedded multispecialty Shree Birendra Hospital (SBH); commemorating the expansion of the medical services in the organization. In the last 96 years, this organization has advanced in leaps and bounds to become a modern, capable and caring combat service support component of the Nepali Army and all its beneficiaries.
The vision of NA-AMC is to become an esteemed and valued combat-mission-ready corps capable of providing timely, life-saving, and effective medical support across the complete spectrum of military operations and provide patient-centric, quality health care to all beneficiaries and beyond. Our motto is “SARBA ROG NIBARAN” (सर्व रोग निवारण).
To accomplish the above, its mission is to provide preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative medical care to all its beneficiaries to ensure the maintenance of adequate combat service support during all types of military & nonmilitary operations and to assist in maintaining a high level of morale of troops during peacetime.
The Goal of the Nepali Army Medical Corps is to strive in managing medical issues within its ability, by adopting the best medical practice, providing holistic health care for all beneficiaries, generating, and maintaining an agile and adaptive medical force, and developing and promoting professionalism to be in a state of care-combat readiness. To achieve its mission, it, therefore, adopts the following core values: Compassion, Integrity, Loyalty, Professionalism, Selfless service, Respect, and Teamwork.
At present, NA-AMC has been providing preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative medical care in various parts of the country and beyond in UN Peace Keeping Operations in various countries through different medical treatment units namely; Shree Birendra Hospital (Chhauni), Military Rehabilitation Center, three Command Hospitals, two Field Hospitals, and 15 Field Ambulances and Level-I or 1+ hospitals in UN-PKO missions. To further enhance the medical capabilities of the Nepali Army and the nation, it has established the Nepali Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS) focusing on medical education and research in different fields of medicine.
Working under the guiding principles laid down by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population, and the able leadership of the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS Guidelines), the Nepali Army, aspire on delivering high standards of medical care and facilities in a friendly and accessible manner for the patient’s well-being and utmost satisfaction.
To provide quality service to military and non-military personnel in the coming days, the corps is determined to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to it in a highly professional manner.
MAJOR GENERAL DR. ARUN KUMAR NEOPANE (M.D.)
Director General Medical Service
Nepali Army-Army Medical Corps