IMDC, AHMU enter agreement for academic collaboration

ISLAMABAD, Jan 07 (INP): Islamabad Medical & Dental College (IMDC), Pakistan, and Anhui Medical University (AHMU), Hefei, Anhui province, China, entered into an agreement to initiate academic collaboration.

The Managing Director of IMDC, Yasir Khan Niazi and President AHMU Dr Cao Yun Xia signed the agreement on Friday. The IMDC Chairman Dr. Ghulam Akbar Khan Niazi inaugurated the Pakistan-China Cross Cultural Educational Exchange Center with the unveiling of a plaque.

Both medical institutions have agreed to open the Pakistan-China Cross Border Educational Exchange Centre so that the medical students in Pakistan and China can benefit from the experience and skills of the top-notch medical practitioners in both countries. The management of both institutes said that they would also cooperate in medical research so as to benefit from the latest developments in the fields of science and medicine.

Muhammad Junaid, 2nd Secretary of Pakistan Embassy in China, also attended the ceremony. He expressed great pleasure to see IMDC collaborate with Anhui Medical University. He also appreciated IMDC’s cervical cancer campaign and collaboration with China regarding improvement of healthcare delivery in Pakistan.

Dr Cao Yun Xia said that Anhui Medical University is almost just about to complete 100 years of its existence and has a large number of teaching hospitals associated with it where advanced treatment, research and educational services are being provided.

Yasir Niazi told the media that this agreement has opened a new phase in which we are moving from government to government, diplomatic and infrastructure cooperation to cooperation in the fields of medical education, research and student exchange.

He further added that IMDC and Dr. Akbar Niazi Teaching Hospital are making every effort to bolster the healthcare sector of Pakistan through international collaborations and that IMDC intends to join the consortium of educational institutes.