Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
This institute was established as a small laboratory designated as Army Pathological Laboratory (APL) in 1951 . In 1974, a new beginning had been 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 tided over. Untiring zeal and unflagging enthusiasm of all concerned quickly produced visible effects and the lab soon became a ‘center of excellence’. In 1976 APL was renamed as Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Training (AFIP&T) and a modern building was constructed into which the institute was shifted in early 1982.
The institute was equipped with modern and sophisticated machines and eqpt. Newer and newer investigations had been added to the long list of the tests and from very beginning the institute reached its highest position in laboratory medicine in the country. To keep hermony 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.
Though finding out the cause of the disease is of prime importance, on going research and training is the integral part of a modern laboratory. Without laboratory service, history of disease is silent, science crippled, thought and speculation are at a stand still. Laboratory is the search engine of charge and mysterious world of human sufferings. Country like Bangladesh riddled with many health problems is proud to have such an institution with its team of professionals, researchers, scientists, students, and technologists. Appreciating the role played by AFIP, nation honoured this institute with the highest National Independence Day Award in 1987.
Mission & Objectives
a. To conduct routine specialization courses in pathology for AMC offrs.
b. To conduct postgraduate trg in different sub-specialties of pathology for AMC offrs.
c. To conduct/control all courses pertaining to Medical Laboratory Technology of the Armed Forces according to the existing Manual of Qualification.
d. To conduct research programmes of interest to the Armed Forces in particular and to the nation in general.
e. To provide diagnostic pathology services to the Armed Forces of Bangladesh.
f. To act as central referral lab for the Armed Forces in particular and the nation in general.
g. To coordinate the functions of peripheral labs of the Armed Forces and to exercise tech control over them.
Blood Transfusion ( Immune Hematology )
Histopathology and Cytopathology
Armed Forces Medical College (AMFC)
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