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Japan provides $32 million grant to PIMS hospital

ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government has provided $32 million grant for the extension of intensive care at maternal and child health care centre and children’s hospital at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

According to a press release issued on Wednesday by the Japanese Embassy in Islamabad, the PIMS will receive a grant of $32m. Moreover, under the economic and social development programme, another grant of $17m will be given to support cargo inspection facility at dry ports of Pakistan.

In this regard, Special Secretary (Asia-Pacific) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Imtiaz and Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda signed the agreements on behalf of their respective governments in Tokyo on Tuesday in the presence of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono.

With the grant money, a new ward and necessary medical equipment, especially for mothers and children who require urgent attention, will be built inside the PIMS.

The ward will accommodate 300 intensive-care patients per year.

Japan has been assisting the PIMS since 1982.

The PIMS is the symbolic cooperation which represents the friendship between Pakistan and Japan, embassy says.




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