Japanese CG hands over ambulances to Jam e Shifa Organisation

QUETTA: Japanese Consul General based at Karachi Akira Ouchi handed over two fully equipped ambulances to jam e Shifa Organisation at a ceremony here Tuesday.

Chief executive Officer Jam e Shifa Lt General (R ) Mohammad Ishaq, Pervez Ghias Chief executive officer of Indus motors Company Ltd and others were present.

Japanese consul General said that Ambulances provided under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security project (GGP) are now ready to be deployed for emergency services in Quetta.

He said the grant of about 102 thousand dollars (Rupees approximately Rs 10.2 million) for the project.

In addition he added to the grant of about 10.2 million Rupees 1.4 million have been contributed by Indus Motors Company Limited to cover the cost of equipment.

He said this project is second case of public-private-partnership between the Consulate General Karachi and Indus Motors Company Ltd.

Jam e Shifa Organisation is an NGO which has been providing 24 hours medical services to the people in Quetta since 1992.

He said Govt of Japan had once provided ambulance and medical equipment to Jam e Shifa in 2003 and this project is to provide tow new fully equipped ambulance to replace the old ones.

He hoped that these new ambulances will improve emergency medical response and help save lives of more people.

He said assistance that they were providing through this project was a token of friendship from the people of Japan and Japan will continue to provide Pakistan with assistance in many fields to further strengthen our friendly relationship.