Jacobabad, Pakistan– American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS). The USA via the USA Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) supplied $18 million to construct the 133-bed hospital advanced and provide it with medical gear and a photo voltaic power system. Sindh Well being Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, U.S. Consul Basic Brian Heath and USAID Pakistan Mission Director John Groarkeattended.
“The Sindh authorities and Division of Well being have been wonderful companions on this mission from the very starting,” mentioned Ambassador Hale. “This state-of-the-art facility will present prime quality medical companies to multiple million folks every year.It would additionally function a nexusfor analysis and coaching within the area.”
The medical middle provides inpatient and outpatient therapy, emergency companies, and maternal and youngster care.An autonomous board of governors comprised of civil society, legislators, and well being professionals oversees the hospital’s administration and operations.
USAID has funded the renovation, growth, and new development of a number of well being amenities in Pakistan, together with Jinnah Publish-Graduate Medical Heart and the central warehouse for well being commodities in Karachi.
Whereas in Jacobabad, Ambassador Hale additionally visited the development website of USAID’s $36 million Sindh Municipal Providers Program water therapy plant. When accomplished, the ability will present potable water to greater than 250,000 space residents. Jacobabad Deputy Commissioner Raja Shah Zaman Khuhro briefed the Ambassador on the $1 million USAID mission to help sustainable growth of recent water assets and combine water hygiene into college curricula.