US envoy opens new healthcare facility at JPMC


KARACHI – United States Ambassador Richard Olson has inaugurated a new obstetrics and gynecology facility built at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) at a cost of over $4.5 million.

The construction charges and funds required for equipment for the facility were met by the US government. At the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Olson said: “The United States is working with Pakistan to improve the lives of average Pakistanis through initiatives in the energy, economics, education and other sectors. We are also actively supporting the health sector and are committed to improving Pakistan’s access to quality health care, particularly for young mothers and children under five years old. This facility delivers, on this commitment, by offering treatment for obstetric fistula, a debilitating condition resulting from childbirth complications. This condition afflicts many poor women in Sindh and Balochistan,” he added.

This US government-funded facility will provide 60 beds for surgery and treatment of fistula and other obstetrics and gynecological complications. It will also upgrade JPMC capacity as a first-rate centre for graduate and postgraduate medical education in Pakistan by providing a state-of-the-art training facility for more than 1,300 trainees, students, and officers.

January 29, 2013

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