Pakistan planning to introduce Chinese medical courses
GUANGZHOU, Oct 27 (Gwadar Pro) – Pakistan is contemplating introducing quality online medical courses from Chinese universities and institutes to medical schools in Pakistan, according to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Guangzhou.
The consulate has sent a letter of recommendation to a list of Chinese medical universities and institutions that have offered online English medical courses, a well-informed source told Gwadar Pro.
In the recommendation letter for Chinese medical universities, the consulate says that the move is designed to boost China-Pakistan cooperation in the education sector and introduce quality medical teaching materials for Pakistani medical schools.
As per the letter, potential online medical courses will include The Cardiovascular Physiology from Guangzhou Medical University and Suitable Technologies of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Hubei Three Gorges Polytechnic.
In recent years, Pakistan and China have beefed up cooperation in the medical sector, with medicine-themed forums and conferences, medical research centres and medical talent cultivation high on the agenda of the two countries. In December 2020, for example, the Sino-Pakistan Cooperation Centre on Traditional Chinese Medicine (SPCCTCM) was launched at the University of Karachi in Pakistan and Hunan University of Medicine in China, uniting Pakistani and Chinese medical researchers around the research of traditional medicine.