KABUL, Afghanistan: The 200-bed state-of-art Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital, which was officially handed over by Pakistan to the government of Afghanistan, was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
The hospital, completed at a cost of US$ 24 million, was jointly inaugurated by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and the Afghan Minister of Public Health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz.
The Afghan Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish as a Chief Guest also graced the occasion.
200 Bed 🛏 &
24 million dollars worth
MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH Hospital KABUL inaugurated.
Accompanied by Vice Pres Afghanistan H.E Sarwar Danish & Min Pub Health H.E Dr Feroz
It’s a gift💝from
A Sign of everlasting Friendship🤝Mashallah pic.twitter.com/GEJtdCJVWI
— Ali Muhammad Khan (@Ali_MuhammadPTI) April 20, 2019
Ali Muhammad Khan expressing the hope that Jinnah Hospital would be a substantial contribution to the health sector of Afghanistan 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 the prime minister wished to see a stable, secure, peaceful, prosperous and sovereign Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz expressed his deep thanks 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 US$ 19 million and other completed projects including Nishtar Kidney Center, Jalalabad.
Pakistan’s Envoy Zahid Nasrullah Khan said that 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.