China and Pakistan will step up cooperation on health care under CPEC, using Landing’s cervical cancer screening tech, China Economic Net reported yesterday.
Landing will carry out artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted diagnostic technology for cervical cancer screening program. According to the MoU signed between China and Pakistan, Landing will conduct free screening service of cervical cancer for 10,000 women in Pakistan.
Besides, Landing will establish cervical cancer screening laboratories at medical universities and hospitals in major cities and set up a cervical cancer screening platform to serve people across the country.
“Using Landing’s cervical cancer screening technology to serve Pakistani women makes my life worthwhile,” said Dr Sun Xiaorong, a Chinese medical scientist and chairperson of Wuhan Landing Medical High-tech Co., Ltd (Landing).
It is learnt that there are some 45 million women who need cervical cancer screening in Pakistan. However, the current screening coverage is far away from the government’s target.
A total of 26 Pakistani students from Wuhan University took relevant training at Wuhan Landing Medical High-tech Co., Ltd in Hubei province China.
‘The shortage of professionals and laboratories in cervical cancer monitoring is a common problem faced by developing countries, said Moin ul Haque, the Pakistani Ambassador to China.
“Landing’s high-quality and low-cost cervical cancer screening service can provide a solution to these problems in Pakistan as we have made successful practice in China’s rural areas,” said Sun.
According to Sun, traditionally, a doctor can screen on average 100 cell samples a day through microscopes. Now, Landing’s robot can screen at least 35,000 samples a day.
Landing’s AI-powered and cloud-based cervical-cancer-screening platform, can also provide more accurate screening compared with that of doctors so as to buy time for timely treatment.
Originally published at The nation