Press release

Physical Therapy Centre built with the assistance of the Government of Japan inaugurated in Gujrat, Punjab


Islamabad: 10 April 2014

Mr. Naoaki Kamoshida, Counselor at the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan inaugurated today a physical therapy centre in Village Chak Sada, Tehsil and District Gujrat, that was built by a grant of US $ 107,959 provided from the Government of Japan to Al Mustafa Trust. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Chairman of Al Mustafa Trust, staff of the trust and members of the local community. 
The physical therapy centre has been built to provide high quality and affordable rehabilitation services to those suffering from physical impairments in the community, with a particular emphasis on the elderly. These services along with requisite medicine will be provided at highly subsidized rates in order to keep the centre accessible for everyone. Since there is no similar facility available in the neighbouring areas, it is hoped that this project will make a significant contribution to improving the health condition of the region.
At the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Kamoshida stressed that improving health services, especially in rural areas, merits a high priority in Japan’s Official Development Assistance towards Pakistan. He expressed his hope that by providing good quality and accessible services, this project would help improve the health profile of the area. He also hoped that such contribution would further strengthen the friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan. (end)