Briefing the team of Chinese doctors at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, Zafar Mirza said that Pakistan is highly impressed with the way the Chinese government dealt with Covid-19 by putting timely measures to contain the severity of the killer bug.
He expressed hope that Pakistani health professionals will learn from their Chinese counterparts to stem the tide against coronavirus.
“Not a single coronavirus case was imported from China. This happened due to coordination and cooperation between the governments of Pakistan and China,” he added.
Dr Zafar Mirza said China has written a new chapter in the history of public health by putting around 60 million people under quarantine.
He said the arrival of Chinese doctors is also important as Pakistan is going to start the training of healthcare professionals in critical care.
He added that “Pakistan and China will continue cooperating with each other under the umbrella of China Pakistan Economic Corridor in the health sector too”.
China’s ambassador to Pakistan Mr Yao Jing addressing a ceremony said that China has made great headway into controlling the deadly pathogen and stands by their ‘iron brother’ Pakistan in their hour of need.
The Chinese ambassador added that the coronavirus has become a mammoth challenge for the entire world and unity and self-isolation were the only two ways to tackle the conundrum.
Remember, Special Chinese plane carrying relief assistance and a team of doctors to fight Coronavirus arrived in Islamabad on Saturday afternoon.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, NDMA Chairman Lt. General Muhammad Afzal, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, and Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing received the assistance.