Pakistan gifted oxygen plant inaugurated at Jinnah hospital, Kabul


PESHAWAR: Afghan Minister for Public Health Ahmad Jawad Usmani and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan Sunday jointly inaugurated an oxygen production plant fixed at Muhammed Ali Jinnah Hospital in Kabul at Afghanistan.

A medical oxygen plant has officially opened at the Ali Jinnah hospital in Kabul, with a ceremony that included high-level government officials including the health minister Ahmad Jawad Osmani and Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Monsour Ahmad Khan.

The plant has the capacity of producing 1,200 balloons of oxygen to service patients in the 300-bed hospital around the clock.
On the occasion, Ambassador of Pakistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan said that Pakistan had pledged $1billion as assistance to Afghanistan.

He said that many Afghans are travelling to Pakistan for cancer treatment.
Khan said that his country is also trying to establish a cancer treatment center at the Ali Jinnah Hospital.

The Pakistan ambassador said that his country has built three hospitals in Afghanistan.
The ambassador said that they had been closely coordinating with the Afghan government through the ministry of health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the aforementioned proposals.

“Pakistan and Afghanistan are brotherly countries and we are working to strengthen our relationship particularly in the field of development and Pakistan has been providing useful development assistance to Afghanistan,” said Khan.

He also elaborated upon a new visa policy for the Afghan nationals wherein special priority had been given to the Afghan patients even serious patients were given visas on the Torkham border which showed serious commitment by the government of Pakistan.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by health professionals and other dignitaries and etc.
The hospital is a sign of goodwill gesture by the government of Pakistan where free of cost treatment is being provided to the Afghan patients.
Jinnah Hospital is a 200-bed, state-of-the-art hospital in Kabul, funded by the government of Pakistan which was initiated in 2007 under the Pakistan Technical.