Assistive technology for disabled people to be improved as per an MOU signed between Pakistan and China. According to the memorandum, China will help Pakistan to build advance assistive technology in the country.
National Health Services Ministry and Chinese Federation of disabled People finalized the agreement which would not only benefit the disabled people from both the country, but also the people from countries that come under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Previously Pakistan proposed the resolution improving access to assistive technology for the disabled in the assembly of World Health. The resolution was co-sponsored by 35 countries such as China, Germany, the US, and others, WHA made it mandatory for all 194 countries to carry out implementation on the resolution within four years period.
According to Tech Juice, assistive technology includes those devices that are designed to assist a person to perform a particular task. Disabled people mostly depend on such assistive devices to perform daily activities like a normal person.
The MoU was signed during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, the ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza signed the memorandum.