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Japan hands over blood bank equipment.

KARACHI, May 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Government of Japan handed over the blood bank related medical equipment worth US $ 105,819 approximately Rs. 9.1 million to the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF), a Non-Governmental Organization, under the scheme of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). An official said on Monday that the equipment are installed in Nazeer Hussain Hospital in Karachi. He said that the handing over ceremony was conducted at the KKF in Karachi with the presence of Consul General of Japan in Karachi, Masaharu Sato. Around 25 high-performance items including Automatic Blood Cell Processor, Blood Analyzer, Incubator, Serofuge, Microscope, Blood Bank Refrigerator, Freezer, etc. were handed over to Syed Mustafa Kamal, Managing Trustee of the KKF. Japanese government and the KKF agreed and signed on this carefully selected health sector development project on October 14, 2010 and since then both parties have made tremendous efforts to set up a top quality blood bank with the purpose to help more local people to access free and fine blood-related treatment. Consulate General of Japan, Karachi, hoped that these efforts will help upgrading of the living condition of the local people and also wished that this support from the people of Japan will strengthen the present amicable relationship between Pakistan and Japan. At the handing over ceremony, Masaharu Sato, Consul General of Japan, said that this is an example of good work through partnership between Japanese Consulate and the KKF. The better implementation of this project will surely be a driving force for better medical treatment in this area of Karachi and that it will be inspiring to see the residents enjoy better standards of living. Since 1989 the Embassy of Japan in Islamabad has been accomplishing more than two hundred GGPs throughout Pakistan. Consulate General of Japan, Karachi, carried out the first GGP successfully in 2009. Since then, it has been working on four projects focusing on various sectors such as basic education, primary health, basic infrastructure, etc. The Consulate General of Japan is committed to continue its contribution to the development and welfare of the people of Pakistan, it was further stated.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:May 3, 2011
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