A crew of Chinese doctors will perform 500 eye surgeries on poor and needy people at the Pakistan Eye Bank Society Hospital North Karachi next year from January 10th to the 24th stated Dr. Qaiser Sajjad, Pakistan Medical Association secretary general, in a press conference at PMA House Karachi,
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.
A contingent encompassing of officials from the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulate in Karachi visited PEBS Hospital to check in with the arrangements and available facilities as well as to discuss the protocols and standard operating procedures for the upcoming eye camp.
“It is being carried out as a gesture of goodwill to promote friendly relations between the two countries,” says Dr. Shoukat Malik, the president of PMA Karachi.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by the four-member Chinese delegation, which was headed by Hu Meiqi, deputy director of International Health Exchange and Cooperation, China (IHECC). He said that IHECC would bear all expenses related to eye surgeries and would be organizing as a peace offering from China to the poor and needy people of Pakistan.
“It is hoped that similar activities will follow in other fields of medicine across Pakistan” says Dr. Wasiq.
“It will be an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and skills among doctors of the two countries in the field of ophthalmology,” said Hu Meiqi.
Dr. Qaiser Sajjad also believes that this step would strengthen the ties and boost Pak-China friendship among the people.