New Delhi: India and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector, here.
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda and Dr. Abdelkader Amara, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Morocco signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the Union Health Ministry and a high-level delegation from Morocco.
The main areas of cooperation under the MoU, include non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer; drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control; communicable diseases; maternal, child and neonatal health; hospital twinning for exchange of good practices and training in administration and management of health services and hospitals.
Another MoU was signed between Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and Marrakech Mohamed VI University Hospital, Morocco in the presence of both the Ministers.
Under this MoU both the institutes agreed to collaborate in the field of telemedicine. The focus areas under this MoU will be telehealth care, health education, technical support in controlling epidemics and support in rendering the second opinion on various complicated cases.
India is producer of quality generic medicines and drugs that are exported to more than 200 countries and has a strong and robust public health system monitored through National Health Mission (NHM), Mr Nadda pointed out, and suggested that through this framework MoU, both the countries could work together in identified areas of cooperation as both countries have much to offer to each other in the field of health, an official release here said.