A postgraduate medical institution of Pakistan on Saturday conferred an honorary degree upon four Chinese doctors to recognize their services as medics.

College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) President Zafar Ullah Chaudhry awarded the fellowship to the Chinese doctors during the institution's 52nd convocation held in Lahore.

The convocation was arranged to award the degrees of the Membership of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (MCPS) and Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) to the eligible doctors.

The Chinese doctors, who received the honorary degree of the FCPS, included China Medical University President Wen Deliang, Hospital of Shandong University Chief Surgeon Niu Jun, Weifang People's Hospital Surgery Department Head Sun Zuocheng and Fuwai Hospital Beijing Cardiology Department Director Wu Yongjian.

President of the CPSP told Xinhua that they gave the honorary degrees to the Chinese doctors as the first step to start cooperation and collaboration between China and Pakistan. “We want collaboration in every field. We are working out to know how we can make an effective collaboration under the Belt and Road Initiative,” said Chaudhry.

“China is advanced in several fields and we can learn from them, while in some areas, Pakistan is in a better position so we can share our expertise and experiences with them,” he said. Chinese cardiologist Wu Yongjian told Xinhua that he was honored by receiving the medical degree. Wu said that he would play an active role to increase cooperation and collaboration between the two sides in the field of medicine.

On the occasion, Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said that it is a good beginning for the future collaboration between the two countries for medical education and healthcare, adding, “We are looking forward to further cooperation with China in the health sector.”