WAM SWAT, 29th April, 2014 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives and initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support the health sector in Pakistan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP has announced the opening of a paramedical institute in Saidu Sharif in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan at a cost of US $ 1.615 million.
Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan, General Raheel Sharif inauguarted the medical institute in the presence of Essa Abdullah Al Basha Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, and Director of UAE PAP, Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli.
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives from the UAE Embassy in Pakistan, the UAE PAP Administration along with a number of senior Pakistani officials.
In a statement on the occasion, Mr. Al Ghafli said this project comes as part of the health projects implemented by UAE PAP to support the people of Pakistan in implementation of the directives and initiatives of His Highness the Head of the State.
He explained that all health projects have been designed and implemented according to the highest international standards and are fitted with the modern medical equipments that enhance their ability to provide developed, integrated and high quality health services to the residents.
He added that the Institute will contribute to support the health sector in the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through the training and preparation of qualified nurses. He also pointed out that the Institute will provide the hospitals and health institutions in Pakistan with qualifying nursing cadres and will cater to the requirements of the health sector in the coming years.
Paramedic Institute Saidu Sharif Swat, is one of the major medical institutes that contribute to address the issue of shortage of nurses and support the provision of ideal qualified personnel to care for patients.