Japan has donated $89,900 to the Beirut-based Ghobeiry Healthcare Center to fund a plan to purchase advanced medical equipment.
The grant will help enhance the healthcare center’s imaging and radiology services.
Its contract was signed by the Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon, Takeshi Okubo, and the President of Ghobeiry Municipality, Maan Khalil, at Ambassador Okubo’s residence in Baabda, the National News Agency reported on Wednesday.
Khalil expressed to Okubo his appreciation for “the generous support that the Japanese government has been providing to the people of Lebanon for a long time.”
“Given the pivotal role that the center plays in securing healthcare to the population at risk, Japan decided to strengthen the center by providing the radiology department with advanced medical equipment through a grant for the Popular Human Security Program,” the Municipality said in a statement.
“The center will continue serving more than 20,000 patients annually with effective, low-cost, and high-quality healthcare services,” it added.
In turn, the Japanese Ambassador praised the Municipality and “its tireless efforts in supporting members of the Lebanese community as well as Palestinian refugees and displaced Syrians during these difficult times.”
“Japan, as a friendly country,” Okubo stressed, “will always stand side by side with Lebanon in crises.”