In the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Pakistan, a team of Chinese health experts led by Mr. Luo Zhaohui, Ambassador of China to Pakistan, visited NIH for sharing their experiences in managing and control of COVID-19 in China.
Chinese team comprising of epidemiologist, ICU specialist, IPC specialist, medical specialist and outbreak control specialist.
The Executive Director of NIH Maj. Gen. Aamer Ikram welcomed the delegate and briefed them about the situation of COVID-19 in Pakistan and major response activities at present.
SAPM Dr. Zafar Mirza thanked to Chinese delegate for helping Pakistan by their experiences. He said China paid it wonderful response in their homeland and assisting International states how to manage the outbreak.
On this occasion, Dr. Aamer said that all departments and divisions of the National Institute of Health Islamabad, under the leadership of SAPM Dr.
Zafar Mirza are coordinating the national response activities for COVID-19.
He 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.
Chinese ambassador said that Pakistan is a No1 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 response of 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.