World has learnt a lot from China about prevention of coronavirus: Dr Zafar


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29 Mar, 2020 2:56 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has said that world has learnt a lot from China regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases coronavirus (COVID-19).

Briefing the team of Chinese doctors at National Institute of Health in Islamabad on Sunday, the special assistant hoped that Pakistani health professionals will learn from their Chinese counterparts to stem the tide against coronavirus.

Pakistan is highly impressed from China

“Pakistan is highly impressed with the way Chinese government dealt with coronavirus by putting in place appropriate measures at appropriate time to contain the severity of the killer bug,” Dr Zafar Mirza maintained.

He also said spread of coronavirus and ensuing loss of life could have been very high in China, if it was not stemmed by hard efforts of Chinese health professionals.

China has written a new chapter in history

Zafar Mirza said China has written a new chapter in history of public health by putting around 60 million people under quarantine. He said world has learnt a lot from China regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

Dr Zafar gratitudes to China for extending cooperation to Pakistan

The special assistant expressed gratitude to China for extending cooperation to Pakistan in this difficult time in the form of supplying essential medical supplies and sharing expertise.

He said cases of coronavirus in Pakistan have surpassed the figure of 1500 and not even a single case came from China. This happened due to coordination and cooperation between the governments of Pakistan and China.

Umbrella of CPEC in health sector too

The special assistant said the arrival of Chinese doctors is also important as Pakistan is just going to start training of healthcare professionals in critical care. He said Pakistan and China will continue cooperating with each other under the umbrella of China Pakistan Economic Corridor in the health sector too.


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