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The Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology was inaugurated in Quetta on Thurday. Image Credit: Supplied

ISLAMABAD; Upon the directives of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the support and follow-up of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology was (SMBZANICQ) inaugurated in Quetta on Thursday.

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the institute. The opening ceremony was attended by Governor of Balochistan Mir Jan Jamali, UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, Director of UAE-PAK Assistance Programme Abdullah Al Ghafli, doctors, paramedical staff and senior civil and military officials.

The institute is the first specialiced facility for the treatment of heart diseases in the province of Balochistan.

The institute is equipped with the latest machinery and a state-of-the-art cardiology facility. It will serve as a reference centre for hospitals and clinics in the region with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, heart and cancer diagnosis for all residents of the regions and cities of Balochistan and neighbouring provinces, which qualifies it to provide distinguished specialiced treatment services by medical and technical cadres with expertise and scientific competence.

Project reflects UAE’s continuous humanitarian support

The project is implemented within the framework of the continuous support of leadership of UAE to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for implementation of humanitarian and development projects.

The building is constructed on an area of 121,406 square meters, and at a cost of $27.30 million (Dh100 million) funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

At the end of the ceremony, the UAE ambassador, accompanied by the Director of UAE-PAK Assistance Programme, toured the wards of the institute and met with patients, doctors and nurses, and conveyed the greetings of the leadership and people of the UAE.

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The building is constructed on an area of 121,406 square meters, and at a cost of $27.30 million (Dh100 million) funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. Image Credit: Supplied

He said the hospital was completed on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and reflected his keenness to provide support and humanitarian assistance to the people of Balochistan.

The development projects that are implemented are evidence of the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his interest in helping the needy and the poor and upgrading friendly societies, civilly and humanely.

Later, Al Ghafli in a statement stressed the importance of the initiatives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the generous support and follow-up of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Such initiatives contribute to the comprehensive development of the individual and society, support and strengthen the capabilities of the health sector in Pakistan, and enable it to exercise its effective role in providing best healthcare services to its citizens, he said.

Through these initiatives, multiple health projects were implemented and completed, represented by the establishment, equipment and maintenance of a number of hospitals, clinics, health centres and nursing institutes in various Pakistani regions and regions, he added.