Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan (L) visits a patient who underwent cataract surgery performed by Chinese doctors at Windhoek Central Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia, on Nov. 8, 2019. Sun Chunlan on Friday commended the successful cooperation between Chinese and Namibian medical workers during her visit to Namibia's state hospital in Windhoek. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)
WINDHOEK, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Friday commended the successful cooperation between Chinese and Namibian medical workers during her visit to Namibia's state hospital in Windhoek.
During a tour of the Windhoek Central Hospital facilities, Sun observed how the patients under China's bright journey program have received tangible benefits from the health cooperation between the two nations.
Accompanied by Namibia's deputy Health Minister Juliet Kavetuna, Sun observed a recently implemented China-Africa health cooperation program which came in the form of telemedicine.
The two officials watched an remote ophthalmology demonstration and communicated with the medical staff in Beijing.
Sun congratulated the Windhoek Central Hospital and Peking Union Medical College Hospital for successfully using the internet and AI technology to carry out teleconsultation cooperation.
In a move to further deepen cooperation and exchanges in the health field, the Chinese government also donated brightness journey program equipment and two ambulances to Namibia's health ministry.
"This is not only the support for the development of health in Namibia but also the cooperation between China and Namibia," she said while handing over the donation.
China will continue to support the development of Namibia's medical and health undertakings and is willing to work together to promote the health and well-being of the two peoples, Sun said.
Upon receiving the equipment on behalf of the Namibian government, Kavetuna praised the generous donation from the Chinese government and expressed appreciation to the fact that the Chinese vice premier delivered the donation officially by herself.