ISLAMABAD - Naoaki Kamoshida, counsellor economic and development section at the embassy of Japan in Pakistan, has inaugurated a physical therapy centre in Chak Sada area of district Gujrat.

The physical therapy centre was built by a grant of US $107,959 provided from the government of Japan to Al-Mustafa Trust. According to the embassy, the chairman and staff of Al-Mustafa Trust and members of the local community attended the inauguration ceremony.

At the inauguration ceremony, Kamoshida stressed that improving health services, especially in rural areas, merited a high priority in Japan’s official development assistance towards Pakistan. He expressed his hope that by providing good quality and accessible services, this project would help improve the health profile of the area. In doing so it would certainly strengthen the friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan.

The physical therapy centre has been built to provide high quality and affordable rehabilitation services to those suffering from physical impairments in the community, with a particular emphasis on the elderly and the disabled. These services along with requisite medicine will be provided at highly subsidised rates in order to keep the centre accessible for everyone. Since there is no similar facility available in the broader area, it is hoped that this project will contribute immensely to improving the health indicators of the local community.