Islamabad: Because admitting patients, particularly children, has become a major issue at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), which was built as a gift from the people of Japan in 1985, the Japanese government has chosen to build a mother and child urgent care (ICU) unit.
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The project’s groundbreaking took place on Thursday, and the ICU, which will have 150 beds, is expected to be finished by 2023 at a cost of Rs4 billion.
People from the metropolis, as well as Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and other locations, attended Pims for treatment, according to Director Hospital Dr Ijaz Qadeer, who stated that the hospital was facing a significant lack of incentive care beds.
Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, and Japanese Ambassador Matsuda Kuninori were among those who attended the groundbreaking ceremony. During a press conference, Dr Sultan stated that Japan and Pakistan had had good connections for over 70 years.
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“People in Japan aided countries all around the world through disasters and all kinds of events,” he remarked. He expressed the hope that when the outgoing Japanese ambassador returned to Pakistan, he would notice a positive improvement in the hospital.
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