Ten individuals and one group from 10 countries, including two from Pakistan and one from each of the other 9 countries, were awarded the Silk Road Friendship Award, Gwadar Pro reported here on Thursday.
Muhammad Shahbaz, one of the Pakistani award winners, Doctor of Medicine, told Gwadar Pro that he has been working to build the Pak-China health corridor so that it can improve health care in Pakistan. At the award-giving ceremony, his conceptions in international health cooperation were praised and he was evaluated as the founder of BRI Health Corridor project and the person who is fulfilling the dream of health care available and accessible to everyone in Pakistan.
Dr Shahbaz said “our health sector needs more cooperation, as one single country cannot cope with the challenges of healthcare such as Covid-19. Health corridor is a way to unite the BRI countries, especially China and Pakistan, to jointly combat against epidemic,” “Pakistan and China need more cooperation in each respect of the medical industry, including research, medical innovation, cutting edge technology transfer, telemedicine, mobile hospitals and vaccination clinical trials. Pakistan and China have many opportunities to work for a better society and common people in the medical industry.