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FIGHTING COVID-19: MEASURES AND ARRANGEMENTS

Xian Jiaotong University, China And University Of Peshawar, Pakistan have jointly organized a teleconference on, “ Fighting COVID-19: Measures and Arrangements” on 7th May 2020 at 12.00 (PKT). Many experts from China and Pakistan participated in this online conference. Dr. LEI Yanjun, Deputy Director of Department International Cooperation & Exchanges who was moderator of the session introduced the Chinese guests speakers. Prof. Dr Zahid Anwar, Director, China Study Center, who was also a moderator introduced the Pakistani guest speakers.

Prof. Dr. XI Guang, Vice President, Xian Jiaotong University welcomed the Pakistani participants and hoped for more collaboration between the two Universities. Dr safdar Ali Shah, DG CPEC CELL, HEC, Islamabad discussed HEC support and efforts to enhance collaboration between Chinese and Pakistani Universities in the realm of higher education especially cooperation and research against COVID-19. Dr. GONG Shouping, Chairman of the Committee Board, Second Affiliated Hospital in his PPT focused on understanding, confronting and fighting COVID-19. Prof Dr Muhammad Asif Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Peshawar highlighted the gravity of situation regarding the pandemic in Pakistan and the steps taken by the Government to tackle it properly. Furthermore he congratulated the Chinese counterparts for successfully defeating the COVID. Prof Dr CHEN Ling, Dean of School of Continuing Education provided technical support to the teleconference

Dr. YANG Shuanying, Director of the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital in his PPT discussed the diagnosis and treatment strategy for Covid-19. Prof. Dr.LI Jinna, Director of the Infectious Disease Department, Second Affiliated Hospital in her PPT highlighted COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Dr.LIU Ming, Director of the Administration Division, Second Affiliated Hospital was moderator of the second session from Chinese side. Dr.JIA Xiaoli, Vice Director of the Infectious Disease Department, Second Affiliated Hospital,Dr. WANG Gang  Vice Director of the ICU Department, Second Affiliated Hospital, Dr HE Ping,  Dr ZHANG Dexin,  DR SHI hongyang, Dr CAO Yuan  and Dr WANG Lei from the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospitalalso participated in the teleconference.

Prof Dr Mohammad Abid, Dean, Faculty of Numerical Sciences, UOP, Prof. Dr Noor Jehan, Director, Center for Disaster Preparedness and Management, UOP, Prof Dr Sumera Afzal Director, Center for Biotechnology and Microbiology, UOP actively participated and discussed important issues related to dealing with COVID in Pakistan. Dr Fawad delivered a PPT on COVID pandemic in Pakistan. Irfanullah Khan, Director, IT, UOP provided technical support to the conference. Ms Yang Xiao, XJTU coordinated with Prof Dr Zahid Anwar for smooth organization of the teleconference.

In the closing remarks Prof Dr Zahid Anwar said that Pakistan and China relations are very strong and Pakistani people are thankful to China for its sincere and solid support to Pakistan against COVID-19. He hoped that the collaboration between the two Universities will continue in future. Dr. LEI Yanjun, in her closing remarks said that XJTU and UOP will collaborate with each other comprehensively and as soon as the situation become normal this cooperation will be taken to a new and higher stage. She thanked UOP for responding to her call and jointly organizing such a successful teleconference on the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Prof. Dr. Zahid Anwar
Director, China Study Centre, University of Peshawar
zahid_anwar@uop.edu.pk , 091-5852247

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