The Government of Japan funded health project inaugurated in Islamabad

The Government of Japan funded health project inaugurated in Islamabad
Islamabad: 30th June 2022
Mr. Ishii Kensuke, Chargé d'Affaires of Japan to Pakistan, on Thursday, 30th June 2022, inaugurated a project for improvement of Dialysis Center in Islamabad being managed by Rehman Foundation, a non-governmental organization, working for provision of free kidney dialysis treatment across Pakistan. The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Program, had provided financial assistance of US$65,800 under this project, for provision of eight (8) Dialysis Machines to strengthen operational capacity of the institute in the Capital. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the NGO Board Members and regular patients.
It is pertinent to mention here that Rehman Foundation has been operational in major cities of Pakistan for the past 17 years and has provided 100,000+ free-of-cost dialysis over this period. The grant of US$65,800 provided by the Government of Japan will be utilized to overcome the shortage of dialysis equipment and now these machines will be used for the Female patients.
Mr. Ishii Kensuke, while speaking at the inaugural ceremony, congratulated the representatives of the NGO for successful completion of this important project. Mr. Ishii said that provision of affordable health facilities is one of the top priorities in Japan’s assistance policy towards Pakistan. He stressed the need of easy access, affordability and availability of quality treatment to needy patients from marginalized communities as a way of improving socio-economic well-being. He also expressed his hope that this project would give kidney patients a chance to carve out their better future, and in addition, it would certainly strengthen the existing friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan.