India and Morocco have signed a pact to enhance cooperation in several areas in the health sector. The MoU also includes non-communicable diseases, maternal, child and neonatal health.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by India’s Health Minister JP Nadda and Moroccan minister Abdelkader Amara.
The main areas of cooperation included non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer, drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control, communicable diseases and maternal, child and neonatal health.
Other areas of cooperation included hospital twinning for exchange of good practices and training in administration and management of health services, an official statement said.
Nadda said both the countries share a strong and rich traditional relationship, and highlighted that India was the producer of quality generic medicines and drugs that were exported to more than 200 countries.
Through this framework MoU, India and Morocco can work together in identified areas of cooperation as both countries have much to offer each other in the field of health, said Nadda.
Another pact was signed between the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, and the Marrakech Mohamed VI University Hospital in Morocco. Under this MoU, both the institutes agreed to collaborate in the field of telemedicine.
“The focus areas under this MoU will be tele-healthcare, health education, technical support in controlling epidemics and support in rendering second opinion on various complicated cases,” said the statement.
(With inputs from PTI)