Islamabad—Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai has inaugurated Tasneem Hospital in UC Ban Hafiz Gee of District Mianwali, which serves as a maternity home and an emergency centre. This hospital was built with the financial support of US$ 101,697 provided by the Government of Japan to Obaid Noor Welfare Association (ONWA) – a non-governmental organization actively working in the health sector.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by members of the NGO, representatives of health departments and community members of the vicinity. Construction of the hospital was made possible with the financial assistance provided by the Embassy of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Program.
Ambassador Kurai, announced that the newly established “Tasneem Hospital” is fully operational and has already started providing accessible, affordable and reliable services to the local community. Considering the lack of medical assistance in the targeted area, and in order to meet the critical need of such facilities, the services in the centre will be available on 24 hour basis.
Additionally, the emergency unit has been established to provide appropriate health care facilities to patients in an efficient and timely manner. At the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Kurai stressed the importance of reliable, affordable, and high quality medical facilities for the local community.
The Ambassador explained further in this con-text that the health care is one of the prioritized areas of assistance of the Japanese Government. Since its inception in 1989, the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has supported more than 350 projects under the GGP Programme, by contributing over 2.5 billion Japanese Yen.