We need to learn from Chinese expertise: Punjab Governor

Punjab governor says health and education sectors are top priorities of PTI government


APP October 07, 2018
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LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that the government wants to benefit from the Chinese research and expertise in the health sector.

Talking to a delegation of foreign health experts, led by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) head Dr Zafarullah Chaudhry at the Governor's House on Saturday, he said the government was planning to hire the services of Chinese medical health experts. He added that exchange of delegations helped in learning from each other's experiences.

The visiting doctors from China, Turkey, Sri Lanka, England, Canada and Argentine are currently in Pakistan to attend a conference at the CPSP. Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University (KEMU) Dr Khalid Masood was also present.

The governor said Pak-China relations had strengthened with the passage of time. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a game-changer for Pakistan and other countries in the region, he said, adding that friendship between the two countries had turned into an ever-lasting bond.

Sarwar said the government would issue health insurance cards to the low-income people for medical treatment. "The government was working on reforms in the health sector for the provision of health services of international standards to the patients in all public sector hospital."

The governor went on to say that people had high hopes of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and the party would come up to their expectations.

Sarwar said the health and education sectors were top priorities of the PTI government. Steps were being taken to bridge the gap between the country's exports and imports, he said.

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