RAWALPINDI: A team of doctors from China has landed in Islamabad to help Pakistan in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the team was headed by Major General Huang Qingzhen and its team landed in Pakistan on two special flights.
“The Chinese doctors who have expertise in treating infectious diseases shall support Pakistan’s efforts in fighting against COVID-19 situation for the coming two months,” the ISPR added.
The statement further said Chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Gen Nadeem Raza, and senior military officials welcomed the team on their arrival in Pakistan.
“The Chinese support reaffirms that being ‘Iron Brothers’ and ‘All-Weather’ friends, Pakistan and China have always helped each other in the time of need.
Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid has said that the Chinese doctors will train Pakistani health professionals to deal with the epidemic.
Yasmin Rashid further said that the Chinese doctors will share their expertise to fight the pandemic effectively with Pakistani doctors.
It is worth mentioning here that in order to help Pakistani health officials in fight against the coronavirus epidemic, a team of Chinese experts started a training program for the doctors in Lahore on April 06.