SIKANDER B KHOSO

JACOBABAD – The US ambassador Wednesday performed ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a modern Rs1 billion Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences to provide quality health care services for the residents of Sindh, and Balochistan.

US Ambassador Richard Olson, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Jock Conly, and the US Consul General in Karachi Michael Dodman, joined by Sindh Minister for Health Dr Sagheer Ahmed and Sindh Minister for Rehabilitation Muzaffar Shujra, attended the ceremony.

Ambassador Olson said "the United States is committed to working with the government of Pakistan to carryout innovative health projects, which strengthen the health care system in Pakistan."

He said that Washington is taking every step to ensure best medical facilities for the people of Pakistan, as the country is a a strategic ally of the United States of America. He said that no stone would be left unturned to uplift the social status of the people of Pakistan and the US is committed to provide all possible resources in this regard.

Pointing towards further investment and financial assisstance in other areas of the province, he said that the government of the US has chalked out a plan to provide financial aid in varoius sectors in cluding health and education. He said the US was delivering on that commitment by launching construction of the new Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences. The hospital will help the residents of Jacobabad, Sindh, and Balochistan lead healthier lives and reach their full potential by significantly expanding their access to high quality health care services."

The Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences will have 133 beds and offer outpatient treatment, emergency, and diagnostics facilities as well as specialised services in its Mother and Childhood Centre, Intensive Care Units.

The hospital's electrical power system will be powered by solar energy with standby generators to ensure that the life-saving work performed by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals was not disrupted.

This groundbreaking ceremony was part of Ambassador Olson's two-day visit to Northern Sindh. During his visit, Ambassador Olson is meeting with student, civil society, business, media, and political leaders in Northern Sindh.

Meanwhile, a woman was burnt to death when fire broke in her house here. Due to electric short-circuit the house of Zahra Bibi caught fire at Rifle Chowk in the limits of Civil Lines police. She sustained injuries and was being rushed to hospital when she breathed her last

JACOBABAD – The US ambassador Wednesday performed ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a modern Rs1 billion Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences to provide quality health care services for the residents of Sindh, and Balochistan.

US Ambassador Richard Olson, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Jock Conly, and the US Consul General in Karachi Michael Dodman, joined by Sindh Minister for Health Dr Sagheer Ahmed and Sindh Minister for Rehabilitation Muzaffar Shujra, attended the ceremony.

Ambassador Olson said "the United States is committed to working with the government of Pakistan to carryout innovative health projects, which strengthen the health care system in Pakistan."

He said that Washington is taking every step to ensure best medical facilities for the people of Pakistan, as the country is a a strategic ally of the United States of America. He said that no stone would be left unturned to uplift the social status of the people of Pakistan and the US is committed to provide all possible resources in this regard.

Pointing towards further investment and financial assisstance in other areas of the province, he said that the government of the US has chalked out a plan to provide financial aid in varoius sectors in cluding health and education. He said the US was delivering on that commitment by launching construction of the new Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences. The hospital will help the residents of Jacobabad, Sindh, and Balochistan lead healthier lives and reach their full potential by significantly expanding their access to high quality health care services."

The Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences will have 133 beds and offer outpatient treatment, emergency, and diagnostics facilities as well as specialised services in its Mother and Childhood Centre, Intensive Care Units.

The hospital's electrical power system will be powered by solar energy with standby generators to ensure that the life-saving work performed by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals was not disrupted.

This groundbreaking ceremony was part of Ambassador Olson's two-day visit to Northern Sindh. During his visit, Ambassador Olson is meeting with student, civil society, business, media, and political leaders in Northern Sindh.

Meanwhile, a woman was burnt to death when fire broke in her house here. Due to electric short-circuit the house of Zahra Bibi caught fire at Rifle Chowk in the limits of Civil Lines police. She sustained injuries and was being rushed to hospital when she breathed her last