Representatives of the Chinese company Synovik have expressed interest in investing in Pakistan’s health sector by forming a partnership for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
A delegation led by the company’s general manager Xiang Gao on Tuesday assured Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif that they were ready to launch projects in Pakistan.
During the meeting, it was decided that the Ministry of National Health (NHS) would set up a task force on the project proposed by Synovik to expedite the implementation of the project.
Synovik has already played a key role in boosting the public’s resistance to the disease by providing millions of Code 19 vaccines.
The Prime Minister said that increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan is one of the top priorities of the government.
The meeting was attended by Kevin Zheng, Director International Business, Synovik, Federal Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel, Prof. Dr. Amir Ikram, Executive Director, National Institutes of Health and other concerned officials.
The Prime Minister welcomed the investment offer from the Chinese company and directed Abdul Qadir Patel to set up a task force to look into the project proposed by the company.
On the other hand, a two-day special campaign was launched in Islamabad for the booster shot of Code 19.
According to District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Zaeem Zia, the Code 19 booster shot campaign was launched in the light of instructions from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), NIH and Ministry of NHS.
The main objective of this campaign is to promote Code 19 vaccination, in addition to the existing vaccination center, 16 more campuses have been set up, from where citizens can get vaccinated.