Karachi: Sindh Health Minister Dr. Saghir Ahmed Tuesday inaugurated 3-story Obstetrics/Gynaecological Complex built at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi at a cost of 4.5 million dollar with the assistance of USAID.
The newly built Complex consists of OPD, Ultrasound, a small laboratory and minor procedure room at ground floor, 60 indoor patients’ beds, 10-bed High Dependency Unit and a Fistula Ward on second floor besides seminar hall, library, workshop hall and skills laboratory to provide better facilities of treating the complications faced by women during delivery.
Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Saghir said according to statistics around 120, 000 patients use to visit annually the Out-Patient Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Department of JPMC while 16000 deliveries are taking place here.
He praised USAID for its cooperation in providing healthcare facilities to the people and referred to a hospital established in Jacobabad with the help of USAID for extending facility to the people of upper Sindh and Balochistan.
US Ambassador Richard Olson in his address said providing quality healthcare facilities to the mothers and children of less than five year age were among top priorities of USAID. He told that cooperation between JPMC and American organizations continues since 1959 and would continue to grow further.
US envoy assured that USAID and American government would continue its cooperation in health sector.
Executive Director, JPMC, Prof. Tasneem Ahsan gave detailed briefing on Complex. US Consul General Michael Dodman, provincial health secretary Aftab Khatri and other officials were present.