Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) build state-of-the-art ultrasound unit in the largest hospital in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in the city of Karachi expanding its existing ultrasound facility.
TİKA has gifted five color ultrasound machines to unit to provide free of cost services to the citizens of Pakistan.
The inauguration ceremony of the unit was attended by Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Kamil Kolaba, TİKA Karachi Coordinator Ibrahim Katırcı, Chief Physician Dr. Seemin Jamali, and Head of the Radiology Unit Prof. Tarık Mahmud.
Kamil Kolaba stated in his speech that this unit was a gift from the Republic of Turkey to Pakistani people as Turkish people and government will continue to support Pakistan’s effort to improve their health services.
Ibrahim Katırcı said, “The purpose of this health service is not only to increase the capacity of the hospital, but also to save the patients who had to pay high fees for ultrasound imaging in private hospitals from the financial burden.”
Prof. Tarık Mahmud thanked TİKA and the Republic of Turkey on behalf of the Pakistani people for establish ultrasound unit in Karachi. He stated that the newly established unit will increase the hospital’s current ultrasound capacity to 750 patients a day,
In 2018, TİKA built a Diagnosis Center that serves free of charge in a maternity hospital in Mithi, Sindh, where the newborn mortality rates were high.