Chinese envoy & experts visit NIH Islamabad to share experience to contain COVID-19

By Hamid Khan Wazir

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Pakistan, a team of Chinese health experts led by China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Luo Zhaohui visited the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad for sharing their experiences in managing and controlling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China.

The Chinese team comprising of epidemiologist, ICU specialist, IPC specialist, medical specialist, and outbreak control specialist.

The Executive Director of NIH Major General Aamer Ikram welcomed the delegate and briefed them about the situation of COVID-19 in Pakistan and major response activities at present.

The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza thanked the Chinese delegate for helping Pakistan by their experiences. He said that China paid it wonderful response in their homeland and assisting International states how to manage the outbreak.

On this occasion, Major General Aamer Ikram said that all departments and divisions of the National Institute of Health Islamabad under the leadership of Dr. Zafar Mirza are coordinating the national response activities for COVID-19.

The NIH Executive Director acknowledged the fight of the Chinese nation against COVID-19. He said that it is a great opportunity to learn from Chinese successful experience against COVID-19. He also said that once again China has shown to the world that they are friends of Pakistan and they are available to collaborate and coordinate for every situation in difficult times.

The Chinese ambassador said that Pakistan is a number one priority for China and both Countries are all-weather friends. China will continue its every kind of support for Pakistan.

The technical team of NIH including epidemiologists, doctors, and emergency management team arranged a meeting with Chinese experts for sharing experience in managing and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan.

The Chinese Doctors visited different divisions of NIH and discussed various techniques that they utilized to combat the spread of the COVID-19 in China. The Chinese delegate appreciated the response of NIH to the disease so far.