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National

March 25, 2015
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Japan donates two ambulances worth Rs 220m to Lahore hospital

National

March 25, 2015

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LAHORE: The government of Japan has donated modern medical equipment and two fully equipment-loaded ambulances worth rupees 220 million to the Services Hospital Lahore. The Japanese government has provided this equipment through a Non-Governmental Organisation under the Non-Project Grant Aid Programme.
According to a handout issued on Tuesday, Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh. Salman Rafique formally handed over the equipment to the administration of the hospital. Principal Services Institute of Medical Sciences/Services Hospital Prof. Hamid Mahmood Butt, MS Dr. Umer Farooq Baloch, Prof. Mahmood Ayaz, AMS Dr. Muhammad Moazam, and other faculty members were also present.
Prof. Hamid Mahmood Butt briefed the Adviser regarding donation. He informed the media that prior to announcing the donation a representative of Japanese government Shoshi Hovey visited the hospital and sought information regarding the potential use and maintenance of Japanese medical equipment in the hospital. Prof. Hamid Butt further informed the media that Shoshi Hovey supplied the equipment through local representatives James Kamran and Abdul Qayyum. He said the equipment included latest operation machines for the ENT operation, anesthesia machine, multi-mode ventilator, operation table, suction machine, operation light, pharmacological refrigerator, ICU beds, patient beds, latest stretchers, and wheelchairs.
Kh. Salman Rafique on behalf of Punjab government and the Health Department thanked the Japanese government for providing latest medical equipment to the Services Hospital. He said the replacement of the old equipment would result in further improvement in the performance of the hospital and provision of better diagnostic and treatment facilities to patients.

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