Pak-China to cooperate using Landing’s Cervical Cancer screening technology

BEIJING: China, Pakistan to step up cooperation on health care under CPEC, using Landing’s cervical cancer screening technology, according to a report.
Landing will carry out artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted diagnostic technology for cervical cancer screening program. According to the MoU signed between China-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 sisters 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 while recently visiting Landing.
“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.
Sun said that “Powered by Landing’s cutting-edge AI and cloud technologies, I can serve more women, which gives me a sense of gain.”
Dr Sun Xiaorong, chairperson of Wuhan Landing Medical High-tech Co., Ltd., briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan and ministers in June 2019, on Landing’s achievement of having served millions of women by AI-assisted diagnostic technology for cervical cancer screening.
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.
Sun said, “As a doctor and female, I know that a diagnosis is not just a test result, as it matters to a woman’s life and a family’s wellbeing.” Sun told, “Pakistan, the iron brother of China, need this kind of large-scale screening service. I can help with that.
I hope to use the advanced technologies to help Pakistani women prevent and cure the disease.” – Agencies