ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and Afghan Minister of Public Health Dr Ferozuddin Feroz inaugurated Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in Kabul with a bed capacity of 200 on Saturday.
Afghanistan Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish graced the occasion as the chief guest.
The 200-bed state-of-art Jinnah Hospital, completed at a cost of US $24 million, was officially handed over by Pakistan to the government of Afghanistan, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
Ali Muhammad Khan expressed hope that Jinnah Hospital would be a substantial contribution to the health sector of Afghanistan.
He also conveyed the message of the Prime Minister Imran Khan that Pakistan would continue to take all possible measures for the welfare of the people of Afghanistan and that Prime Minister wished to see a stable, secure, peaceful, prosperous and the sovereign Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Afghan Minister of Public Health Dr. Feroz expressed deep gratitude for this generous gift of Jinnah Hospital by the government of Pakistan and appreciated Pakistan’s immense assistance in the health sector which also included under construction 100-bed Naeb Aminullah Khan Hospital, Logar, costing $19 million and other completed projects including Nishtar Kidney Center, Jalalabad.
On the occasion, Pakistan’s envoy Zahid Nasrullah Khan said Jinnah Hospital was a flagship project of Pakistan’s US $ one billion development assistance to Afghanistan in pursuance of Pakistan’s policy objective of deepening and broadening people to people connections between the two countries.