Experts say China set example in global fight against COVID-19 pandemic
KUWAIT CITY, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- As China has made significant achievements in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say that China has set an example for the world in dealing with the virus.
"If we were able to hand over an award for the best country in response to coronavirus, China would have deserved the first, second, and third place due to its outstanding success by achieving these results," Ghanim Al-Hujailan, infectious diseases consultant at Al-Adan Hospital of Kuwait, told Xinhua in a recent interview.
China's experiences should be written as a reference in medical books for dealing with future epidemics, he said, attributing China's success in stopping the spread of the epidemic to its ability to manage the country efficiently.
The Chinese system made the best decision for its people during the COVID-19 crisis, as it was able to control the disease in record time, he added.
He also said that China has demonstrated its humanitarian spirit by providing advice, medicine and medical teams to countries around the world, including capitalist countries.
Raed Sayed Hashem, head of the Crisis and Disaster Management Team at Amiri Hospital of Kuwait, said that China's health measures have helped the country control the spread of the virus.
"China has not recorded any new local cases recently, while most countries in the world did not reach the level even with their strict health measures," he said.
Hashem said Kuwait is one of the countries that has failed to reach China's level in controlling the epidemic due to the nature of its social life.
He also praised China's commitment to helping the world with aid, "which helped save people's lives by providing large quantities of protective equipment and ventilators."
In April, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to share their experience in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 with their Kuwaiti counterparts.
Abdullah Al-Shammari, preventive health doctor from the Kuwaiti Health Ministry, told Xinhua that the support and medical advice provided by the Chinese team have helped doctors in Kuwait gain better knowledge of the virus.
"China was and still is the reference for the world to get to know this new disease," he said, adding that China's success in controlling the spread of the virus has proven that "it has done well." Enditem