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Afghanistan: Constructed with Pakistan's assistance, hospital with 200-bed inaugurated in Kabul

File photo of Kabul city. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI Islamabad, Pakistan Apr 20, 2019, 08.31 PM (IST)

A 200-bed hospital built with Pakistan's assistance to boost the health sector of Afghanistan was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital is a state of the art hospital constructed at the cost of $24 million and a flagship project of Pakistan's $1 billion development assistance to Afghanistan in pursuance of its policy objective of deepening and broadening people to people connections between the two countries.

The facility was jointly inaugurated by Pakistan Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan, Afghanistan's Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danish and Minister of Public Health, Dr Ferozuddin Feroz.

The 200-bed state-of-art Jinnah Hospital, completed at a cost of $24 million, was officially handed over by Pakistan to the government of Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said.

Khan said on the occasion that the hospital would be a substantial contribution to the health sector of Afghanistan.

He also conveyed the message of Prime Minister Imran Khan that Pakistan would continue to take all possible measures for the welfare of the people of Afghanistan.

Dr Feroz expressed his deep thanks for the hospital and appreciated Pakistan's immense assistance in the health sector which also included under construction 100-bed Naeb Aminullah Khan Hospital in Logar costing $19 million and other completed projects including Nishtar Kidney Center in Jalalabad.

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The 200-bed state-of-art Jinnah Hospital, completed at a cost of $24 million, was officially handed over by Pakistan to the government of Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said.