Hospital projects in Pak quake-hit areas

ABU DHABI — The Department of Municipalities and Agriculture has started the first phase of the construction of two hospitals for those affected by the earthquake in Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 9 Apr 2007, 9:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:38 AM

The implementation of the project’s first phase comes on the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to support the people of Pakistan and to establish health centres in the region to alleviate the sufferings of the earthquake-devastated people.

Eng. Saeed Abdullah Al Shamsi, Director of Operations and Maintenance at the Abu Dhabi Municipality, Project Manager and head of the delegation that visited Pakistan recently to make preparations for the first phase of the projects, said that hospitals would be built according to the latest international designs appropriate for seismic zones.

Each hospital will have 250 beds and will be equipped with the latest medical equipment and facilities, Eng. Al Shamsi added.

Lt Gen Abdul Malik, representative of the Government Relief Authority of Pakistan, expressed gratitude to the UAE leadership for coming to the aid of the earthquake victims in Pakistan.

A budget of $40 million has been earmarked to set up the hospitals, including the medical equipment.

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