India and Bangladesh signed MoU in the field of traditional medicines

Sep 11, 2014 15:47 IST

India and Bangladesh on 9 September 2014 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of traditional medicines and homeopathy. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the health sector.

The MoU was signed between the two countries on the sidelines of South-East Asia regional conference of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Dhaka where the traditional medicine was one of the major issues of discussion.

The MoU was signed by Nilanjan Sanyal, Secretary, Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturapathy Unani, Siddhi and Homeopathy (AYUSH) on India’s behalf and M M Neazuddin, Health Secretary of Bangladesh.

Main Highlights of the MoU

  • The two sides agreed to exchange all kinds of traditional medicines alongside the experts and physicians for conducting training.
  • Recognised institutions of both the countries would provide scholarships to each other in addition to setting up an academic chair.

The agreement would benefit Bangladesh in the field of education and research of traditional systems of medicine as India is known for its rich ancient system of medicine called ayurveda.

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