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Pakistan-funded hospital handed over to Kabul

Pakistan-funded hospital handed over to Kabul

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Apr 20, 2019 - 15:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony fro the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital here on Saturday

Pakistaninfo-icon’s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and Afghan Minister of Public Healthinfo-icon Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz jointly opened the 200-bed state-of-the-art hospital, completed at a cost of $24 million.

The hospital was formally handed over by Pakistan to the government of Afghanistaninfo-icon today. Khan hoped the Jinnah Hospital would be a substantial contribution to the health sector of Afghanistan/

He conveyed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s message that Pakistan would continue to take all possible measures for the welfare of the Afghans and that he wished to see a stable, secure, prosperous and sovereign Afghanistan.

Dr. Feroz expressed his deep thanks to the government of Pakistan for the generous gift of Jinnah Hospital.

He also appreciated Pakistan’s immense assistance in the health sector, including the under-construction Naeb Aminullah Khan Hospital in Logar.

The 100-bed hospital would cost $19 million. Pakistan has also implemented in Afghanistan other projects like the Nishtar Kidney Center in Jalalabad.

Pakistan Ambassador Zahid Nasrullah Khan called the Jinnah Hospital a flagship project implemented at a cost of $1 billion in pursuance of Pakistan’s policy objective of broadening people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

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