The Pakistan Medical Association announced in November that a Chinese doctors of ophthalmologists will perform free 500 eye surgeries in Karachi as a charity health protection in January 2018.
This project is a part of Pak-China Medical Corridor which is organized by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and Chinese Medical Association (CMA).
The delegation is comprising of Mr. Zhao Lijian and Mr. Jia Wei from Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The high officials Mr. Chen Xiaodong with Mr. Xu Zhijie of Chinese ministry in Karachi visited PEBS (Pakistan Eye Bank Society) Hospital. They wanted to observe medical facilities at the hospital. The team showed their satisfaction about the medical equipment and facilities.
Dr Qazi Wasiq, PMA’s treasurer and medical director of the PEBS Hospital, told that the Chinese four member team visited PEBS Hospital to evaluate the available medical facilities.They discussed in detail the contract and criteria of operating procedure for the free eye camp.
Hu Meiqi is the head of the Chinese delegation. He is also the deputy director of the IHECC (International Health Exchange and Cooperation China). He signed a memorandum of understanding with the PMA. They offered to bear all expenses in organizing the free eye camp which is a gift from China to the indigent and needy eye patients of Pakistan
“We feel happy to inform the people about the ‘Bright Journey Pakistan’ project, wherein 500 eye surgeries will be performed by the Chinese ophthalmologists at the PEBS Hospital, a charity facility, in North Karachi from January 10-24,” said Dr Qaiser Sajjad. Dr Qaisar is the secretary general of PMA.
The collaboration of the two medical associations will strengthen the Pakistan China medical corridor, Dr Qaisar added.
Dr Wasiq said that some similar medical activities is hoped will follow in other fields of medicine across Pakistan.
According to Hu Meiqi, it will be an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and skills in the field of medicine among doctors of the two countries especially in the field of ophthalmology.