The Armed Forces Medical Services are intimately integrated with the National Health Programmes and provide efficient preventive and curative coverage to all its members. The AIDS control programme is being taken up in a big way to meet the challenge of the day. The existing specialised treatment facilities for Heart, Lungs and Kidney diseases and Cancer treatment facilities available at limited places and extended through reputed civil Institutions are now being planned to be extended to major military stations in the country, with a view to make them available within easy reach of troops and their families.
The handicapped children of the Armed Forces personnel, who need special care are cared for in the various centres opened under the guidance and patronage of the President, Army Wives Welfare Association. The existing facilities in Military Hospitals are utilised to provide succour, relief and rehabilitation to this vulnerable population to make them self-reliant and bring them into the main stream of life.