Pak-China medicine alliance launched

ISLAMABAD     –   The Pak-China Traditional Medicine Alliance has been launched that will help build Pak-China Health Corridor towards treating human diseases with certified traditional methods, according to Gwadar Pro.

“The Health Corridor could link China with Pakistan to ensure peoples health and wellness, and promote the development of TCM,” said Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz, President of China Pakistan Medical Association at the launching of China-Pakistan Traditional Medicine and Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Alliance (the Alliance) held in Shandong, China.

The Alliance will promote the research on herbal and traditional medicine in both the countries, and jointly carry out research and development of new TCM, especially new anti-viral drugs for treatment of COVID-19 patients and others, according to Dr. Shahbaz.

The traditional Chinese medicine plays an important role in helping the world combat the pandemic. TCM has proved to have a positive effect in coronavirus prevention and treatment.

Amid the global fight against COVID-19, the Alliance will further promote TCM experience on anti-pandemic to countries and regions along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

“We hope the Chinese and the Pakistani sides would carry out pragmatic cooperation on the research of traditional medicine’s role in epidemic diseases’ prevention and controlling, to benefit the two nations.” said Yu, head of Shandong Academy of Chinese Medicine.

The Alliance is jointly established by the China-Pakistan Medical Association and the China Academy of Chinese Medicine.

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