Technology has always been facilitating when it comes to such common spheres of life as health and well-being. The immense influence technology has posed over this sector is commendable. Having said that, Pakistan which was once considered technologically deprived is now putting in all of its efforts for the betterment of technology across the country.
For this purpose, Pakistan has taken a step forward by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its long term neighbor China. The memorandum was signed during Imran Khan’s visit to China. Because of this MoU, China will help Pakistan establish assistive advanced technology to brighten up the opportunities for disabled people in both countries.
The devices specifically designed for disabled persons to help them perform daily life tasks on equal footing with a normal and otherwise healthy person come under assistive technology. The benefit would not only be limited to Pakistan or China but also all other countries coming under the Belt and Road initiative.
Previously, Pakistan had made efforts for access to assistive technology for the disabled by presenting a resolution in World Health Assembly (WHA). After this, the WHA made it compulsory for all the 194 countries including major powers like China, USA, Germany et cetera to implement this initiative within four years.
Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health expressed his delight over the memorandum by saying that it would not only assist disabled persons globally but will also promote bilateral relations between Pakistan and China especially in the sphere of Health Care and Medical Research.
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Glisten Pakistan Editorial