The Turkish state aid agency, TIKA has inaugurated a medical facility for the surgery of kids born in Pakistan with cleft lip and palate.
The facility was inaugurated by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) coordinator Ibrahim Katirci, charity founder Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab and Provincial Governor, Imran Ismail.
According to a TIKA statement, the facility will conduct up to 1,000 surgeries annually.
Ismail, speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday, thanked TIKA and the Turkish government for building a state-of-the-art facility for children in need.
The friendship between Pakistan and Turkey is exemplary and will continue to flourish in the days ahead, he stated.
Tayyab also thanked TIKA for their contribution to “this noble cause.” and the Turkish government.
In his remarks, Katirci said the establishment of a medical facility was intended to give children born with cleft lips and palates the opportunity to live a normal life.
At the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi, the city’s largest public hospital with five colour dopplers, TIKA recently built an ultrasound facility.
The facility offers cost-free care to up to 6,000 patients each month.
The Turkish aid agency in Karachi also founded Pakistan’s first ever High Dependence Unit for Thalassemia patients.