Directorate of Medical Services

Directorate of Medical Services

The Directorate of Medical Services (DMS) commands the Myanmar Army Medical Corps. The DMS also commands some military academies jointly with other directorates. Currently the Director of DMS is Brig Gen Myo Myint Thein. There are one Director, one Deputy Director, two Staff Officers (Grade 1) and two Staff Officers (Grade 2) in DMS.


At the time of independence in 1948, the army medical corps had two 300-bed military hospitals in Mingaladon and Pyin Oo Lwin, a medical supply depot in Yangon, a dental unit and six camp reception stations located in Myitkyina, Sittwe, Taungoo, Pyinmana, Bago and Meikhtila. Between 1958 and 1962, the medical corps was restructured and all camp reception stations were reorganized into medical battalions.

In the 1990s, the size of DMS was significantly expanded along with the increase in the size of the infantry. In 2007, the DMS had under its administration two 1000-bed Defence Services General Hospitals (Mingaladon and Naypyitaw), two 700-bed Military Hospitals in Pyin Oo Lwin and Aung Ban, two 500-bed military hospitals in Meikhtila and Yangon, one 500-bed Defence Services Orthopedic Hospital in Mingaladon, two 300-bed Defence Services Obstetric, Gynecological and Children hospital (Mingaladon and Naypyitaw), one 300-bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Mingaladon), one 300-bed Defence Services Liver Hospital (Mingaladon), three 300-bed Military Hospital (Myitkyina, Ann and Kengtung), twenty 100-bed Military Hospitals (Mongphyet, Hpa-an, Indaing, Bahtoo,Myeik, Pyay, Loikaw, Namsam, Lashio, Kalay, Mongsat, Dawai, Kawthaung, Laukai, Thandaung, Magway, Sittwe, Hommalin, Bokpyin and Thabeikkyin), one 25-bed Military Hospital (Warzi), fourteen field medical battalions attached to various Regional Military Commands throughout the country. Each field medical battalion consists of a specialist team, three Field Medical Companies with three Field Hospital Units (each with 80 beds). Each field medical company consists of five mobile medical platoons. The Health and Disease Control Unit (HDCU), located in Mingaladon, is responsible for prevention, control and eradication of diseases. The DMS also had a medical depot in Yangon and a forward medical depot in Mandalay.



DMS jointly commands these units with C-in-C (Navy)'s office_

DMS jointly commands these units with C-in-C (Air)'s office_

DMS jointly operates these academies with Chief of Armed Forces Training's office_

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