Health Corridor, enrichment of CPEC: Says Chinese scholar 

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (INP): China-Pakistan’s ongoing efforts of building Health corridor will enrich CPEC for the well-being of the people of the two countries, said Chinese scholar Prof. Cheng Xizhong in an article published by China Economic Net on Friday.
Recently, China and Pakistan agreed to make joint efforts to boost the China-Pakistan Health Corridor.

China-Pakistan Health Corridor is a very good and wide-ranging concept. Initially, the two sides were devoted to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Later, the economic corridor expanded to the cultural corridor and the tourism corridor.
” Now we are talking about the China-Pakistan Health Corridor, and I believe there will be other corridors in the days to come. This shows that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is constantly enriching and developing.

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.

This shows that the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is becoming more and more pragmatic.”

Prof. Cheng noted that China and Pakistan have cooperated in the field of health for many years.

As far back as 2006, the health authorities of China and Pakistan signed a cooperation document in the field of health, which stated that the two sides would strengthen cooperation in the fields of clinical training, traditional medicine, public health care, prevention of viral diseases, and surveillance of infectious diseases.

” 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.

As a result, the strategic agreement between China and Pakistan on precision medical laboratory for cancer was signed in Beijing last month.

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.

Both China and Pakistan have rich medical tourism resources. If the medical tourism industry is vigorously developed, it will not only enhance people’s physical and mental health, but also be conducive to the development of national economy.

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.

INP/javed