The Army Medical Chief, Lt. Gen. Bipin Puri called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy & Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and discussed several issues related to healthcare services in the country.Gen. Puri also took up with Dr Jitendra Singh a DoPT (Department of Personnel & Training) related issue pertaining to Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) being conducted for Army Officers under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Personnel. He requested that the number of slots available for the training under this programme should be increased so that more number of Army officers could be accommodated. In the meeting, Gen. Puri also conveyed his views on enhancing the retirement age of Army doctors and making it at par with the civilian doctors whose age of superannuation has been increased to 65 years. Gen. Puri also discussed with Dr Jitendra Singh, a number of other measures which could be adopted to improve the standard of healthcare services in the country in general and particularly the Armed Forces Medical Services.