JICA Grants PKR1.38bn In Aid To Sindh Government Child Health Institute
News: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has granted aid worth PKR1.38bn (US$13.84mn) to Pakistan's Sindh Government Child Health Institute, reports the Express Tribune. The grant will allow the Sindh government to expand the institute's facilities from 40 to 250 beds, according to JICA chief representative Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki. The grant will also help the procurement of 500 items of medical equipment and offer advanced pediatric care along with establishing a strong patient referral system in Karachi, Kawasaki said. The institute is situated near Nagan Chowrangi in Pakistan and currently addresses the needs of more than 1,000 patients. Hiroshi Inomata, the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, inaugurated the upgrade work on March 18.