BEIJING (DNA): Pakistani and Chinese renowned medical experts have reviewed progress made in the establishment of a medical corridor between Pakistan and China to seek cooperation between the two countries in the field of health and medicine.
The medical experts from over 10 specialties including neurosurgery and ophthalmology also exchanged the current status and the diagnostic and therapeutic progress in the field at the second Pakistan China Medical Congress and 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting held.
The leaders of medical associations from various countries shared valuable experience in developing associations and conducting bilateral exchanges and cooperation.
The congress and meeting, co-organized by Pakistan Medical Association and China Medical Association focused on the academic development and the external exchanges and cooperation.
In her remarks, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Pakistan, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, who was chief guest at the opening ceremony, emphasized the scope for collaboration in capacity building, clinical trainings, research and technology transfer between the two countries.
The congress was attended by representatives of medical association from Japan, United States, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom and Thailand.
Vice President of China Medical association Wusi Li said within over one year period, under coherent efforts by both associations, the academic exchanges and cooperation has been continuously pushed forward in both countries.
He appreciated the progress made in the establishment of a medical corridor between Pakistan and China , which will benefit cooperation between the two countries in the field of health and medicine.
President of Pakistan Medical Association, Ashraf Nizami appreciated the 500 eye surgeries performed by Chinese ophthalmologists in Karachi under the Bright Journey Pakistan project in January this year.
He said the scientific program of the conference was a bouquet of major specialties in medical sciences including medicine and allied, surgery and allied, Orthopedics, Gynae and Obs, ENT, Ophthalmology, etc.
The opening ceremony of the medical congress was followed by research sessions on cancer research, surgery and internal medicine.
The 2018 Annual scientific meeting of the medical associations of the Belt and Road Forum also took place during the conference.
Both CMA and PMA are taking coherent efforts to build a Pak-China Medical Corridor in order to seek bilateral exchanges and cooperation in aspects of continuing medical education, patients caring, academic exchanges, medical information and experience sharing, and so on so forth.
The first Pakistan China Medical Congress was held in Karachi last year during which a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) on the establishment of Pakistan China Medical Corridor was signed.