Cabinet approves MoU between India, Cuba on cooperation in Health and Medicine field

Dec 21, 2017 11:22 IST
Cabinet approves MoU between India, Cuba on cooperation in Health and Medicine field

Current Affairs, 21 December 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 December 2017 gave its ex-post-facto approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.  The MoU was signed on 6 December 2017 in New Delhi.

Following are the areas of cooperation covered under the MoU:

• Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts.

• Assistance in development of human resources, health services and setting up of health care facilities.

• Short term training of human resources in health.

• Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and exchange of information.

• Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals and others identified by parties.

• Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies.

• Procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products.

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Besides this, the agreement would cover any other area of cooperation that is decided and mutually agreed upon by both the nations.

A Joint Working Group (JWG) will be set up to further elaborate the details of the cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.


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