The construction of the China-Pakistan Health Corridor and the cooperation between China and Pakistan in the field of health can directly benefit the people’s livelihood in Pakistan.
Prof. Cheng noted that China and Pakistan have cooperated in the field of health for many years.
” This year, the novel coronavirus pneumonia is unprecedentedly spreading worldwide. For joint prevention, control and treatment, the central governments, local governments, medical institutions, enterprises and non-governmental organizations of China and Pakistan have carried out close cooperation, which fully reflects the special friendly relationship between the two countries.
In building the China-Pakistan Health Corridor, I advocate giving full play to two initiatives: one is the initiative of the governments; the other is the initiative of medical institutions. In addition to the efforts by the two governments, the medical institutions of China and Pakistan should carry out close cooperation.
Recently, Chinese and Pakistani enterprises decided that they will jointly establish a medical laboratory. The incidence rate of cancer in Pakistan is very high, especially in lung cancer and liver cancer. However, due to the current medical and health conditions in Pakistan, patients cannot get proper treatment.
According to the agreement, Beijing Anlong Gene Medicine Technology Company and Life Rehealth Technology Pakistan will jointly establish a cancer precision medical laboratory. Under this framework, Chinese and Pakistani enterprises will jointly carry out cancer medical research, and Chinese enterprises will share medical technology with their Pakistani partners.
Another important content for the China-Pakistan Health Corridor is the development of medical tourism industry.
From November 13 to 15 this year, China will hold an international medical tourism exhibition in Hainan. Pakistani friends are warmly welcomed to attend the exhibition.