CM inaugurates construction of new maternity ward in JPMC




Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday said that the construction of a new maternity ward at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) by USAID is a gift for the people of Sindh and thousands of women will avail best maternity facilities through it.

This, he said while inaugurating the maternity ward along with American Ambassador David Hale at JPMC. Minister for Health Mehtab Hussain Dahar, Consul General Brain Heath, USAID Provincial Director Craig Buck, Executive Director JPMC Prof Anis Bhatti and other senior faculty members were present on the occasion.

The 120-bed maternity ward has been completed with a cost of Rs628 million funded by US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The CM applauded the role USAID in up-gradation of educational and health institutions in Sindh.  He thanked the USAID for its support in health and education sectors.

US Ambassador David Hale said America and Pakistan have worked together for many years to solve big challenges such as improving access to high quality healthcare. He said these buildings are symbols of our partnership. He said USA and Pakistan have a long history of working together to improve healthcare in Pakistan.