Pak-China Ethnomedicine Research Center to be setup

Pak-China Ethnomedicine Research Center to be setup

KARACHI, (APP): Pak-China Ethnomedicine Research Center to be setup


Hunan Provincial Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People's Republic of China, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, and Zainab Panjwani Memorial Hospital (ZPMH), Karachi.


An official of ICCBS said on Thursday that the MoU aims to setup `Pak-China Ethnomedicine Research Center' in ICCBS, to carry out cooperation’s in safety and effective estimation, standards research and herbs farming.


This Center would provide platform for Chinese medicine research in science and marketing.


According to MoU, the three parties are planning to set up a Chinese medicine policlinic in Zainab Panjwani Memorial Hospital, a not for profit organization of Dr. Punjwani Memorial Trust, to develop Chinese medicine clinical diagnostics and treatment.


Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd also plans to establish a pharmaceutical company at the ICCBS, Pakistan.


A senior official of the ICCBS said that the MoU was signed in a special ceremony held at Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi.


Furong Distinguished Professor Dr. Wei Wang, Director ICCBS-UoK Prof Dr M. Iqbal Choudhary and Co Director Zainab Panjwani Memorial Hospital Dr. Khalid Shafi signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions, he added.


On the occasion, Dr Jianhua Huang, Vice-director TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development Laboratory, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM), Dr. SB Ojha of ZPMH and other Chinese and Pakistani officials were also present.


Prof. Dr. Wei Wang praised the research and academic facilities at the ICCBS, and said that this agreement was made to enhance the training, cultivation, and communications of health professionals.


The MoU will promote the cooperation between Hunan University of Chinese Medicine and ICCBS for faculty exchange and scholarship programs.


Prof. Iqbal Choudhary said that this agreement aims to enhance the Chinese medicine clinical cooperation between the two countries, and develop relevant Chinese medicine projects in Karachi.


As per the agreement, areas of collaboration between both the institutions include the exchange of appointed the adjunct faculty, research scholars; and joint execution of publications, research project, supervision students.


This Agreement will be for a period of five years from the date of execution and may be extended by mutual agreement in writing by both parties, he said.