Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) the premier diagnostic institution of Bangladesh Armed Forces was established as a small laboratory designated as Army Pathological Laboratory (APL) in 1951. In 1974, a new beginning was made almost from a scratch to meet the growing requirements of medicine and with shortest possible time APL was re-structured and re-equipped with modern eqpt. A gap was thus bridged and a great crisis was thus tied over. Untiring zeal and unflagging enthusiasm of all concerned quickly produced visible effects and the lab soon became a 'centre of professional excellence'. In 1976 APL was renamed as Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Transfusion (AFIP&T) and a modern building was constructed into which the institute was shifted in early 1982. To keep harmony in nomenclature with various institutes of this kind in the world, this institute was finally renamed as Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 1991. Since its inception it has travelled a long way. The relentless pursuit of the members of this institute has taken it to the summit of professional services. It has always tried to keep pace with the new discoveries in medical science. The combination of state of the art technologies and the masterminds have made it possible to take this institute to the highest position in laboratory medicine in the country. Being the proud recipient of “Independence Day Award-1987”, the highest national award of the country for its contribution in Medical Science our endeavour is limitless to keep the standard of the institute at international level. AFIP is committed to provide the best possible diagnostic services to it’s clients, develop intellectual leadership in the field of diagnostic medical science by means of quality training and research. We hope to emerge as a beacon of light for the country’s medical science. We strongly commit that we would enforce our best possible efforts to augment the activities clinicians as ‘Pathology is the science behind cure’. The institute was equipped with modern and sophisticated machines and eqpt. Newer investigations had been added to the long list of the tests and from very beginning this institute reached its highest position in laboratory medicine in the country. This Institute is recognized by the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS), University of Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Med University (BSMMU) and also by Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) for postgraduate studies and training.
The medical education of the country has been constantly improving to keep pace with the worldwide progress of medical science. Bangladesh Armed Forces felt the necessity of possessing a group of energetic, motivated and dedicated young people to lead the health sector in the 21st century. With this view, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) was established to respond to global changes happening in Medical education and technology.
Army Medical Corps (AMC) performs the task of conserving the fighting strength of the Armed Forces through effective health care delivery system during both war and peace. AMC requires induction of a good number of doctors every year. It has been observed that, newly graduated doctors from the existing medical colleges can’t always fulfill the peculiar requirements of the Armed Forces. Therefore, Government has decided to establish the AFMC to meet the requirement of militarily motivated and qualitatively better medical graduates for induction in the Armed Forces as well as to provide a sizable number of well disciplined and skilled doctors for the national health care service.
The academic activities of AFMC commenced through intake of 56 medical cadets on 20 June 1999. Initially the college was affiliated to Dhaka University. After the inception of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), this college has been affiliated to it. So far, 19 batches of total 1562 students have been inducted. The students of first 14 batches have already become doctors. The admission is based on merit keeping in conformity with the Government order.
Location Map: Armed Forces Medical College is located at Dhaka Cantonment on the northern side of Airport Road, which is an island of scenic tranquility blended with natural beauty and bounty. The AFMC campus possesses an area of about 13 acres of land opposite to Cantonment Railway Station and Hotel Radisson, Dhaka.
Website : www.afmc.edu.bd
Armed Forces Medical Institute (AFMI)
Armed Forces Medical Institute (AFMI) is the premier educational institute of the Army Medical Corps of Bangladesh Army. Immediately after liberation in 1971 to cope with the expansion of Armed Forces and to ensure efficient medical support at all level, it was felt necessary to establish an institute for imparting training to Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Armed Forces Nursing Services officers and other paramedics on various professional matters. It came into being on 2 January 1976.
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