The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan inaugurates healthcare project in District Rawalpindi, Punjab

PRESS RELEASE N0: JPNEMPAK 18-10
PRESS RELEASE
The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan inaugurates healthcare project
in District Rawalpindi, Punjab.
Islamabad: 23rd April 2018
H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, inaugurated a healthcare project in District Rawalpindi, Punjab on Monday 23rd April 2018. The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 83,230 to Al Mustafa Trust – a Non-Governmental Organization, to improve their basic healthcare services for underprivileged communities. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by NGOs representatives, staffs of the medical center and members of local communities.
The funding from the Government of Japan has enabled Al Mustafa Trust to enhance service delivery capability of its medical center in Chaklala by providing the facility of digital X-Ray machine and up-gradation of physiotherapy equipment of the center. With enhanced medical equipment, the center can provide quality health care services to more than 100,000 people in Rawalpindi and surrounding areas. In addition, the project has increased affordability of the services to the needy residents of Rawalpindi and its vicinities. 
 Since 1999 Al Mustafa Trust has been providing health care service to the needy people at affordable cost. Currently the Trust has more than 20 operational healthcare centers in different parts of the country.
H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, in his speech congratulated Al Mustafa Trust on successful completion of the project. He emphasized upon the importance of accessibility and availability of quality healthcare services to the underprivileged communities as their basic human right. He also expressed his hope that this project would not only contribute to improving healthcare services to common people but also to strengthening further the existing friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan. (end).