Cabinet approves MoU between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra
Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of Health and
Medicine. The MoU was signed on 17th February, 2018 during the visit of the
President of Iran to India.
The MoU will encourage cooperation between the two countries
and strengthen bilateral ties between them.
The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation:-
1: Exchange experience in training of medical doctors and
other health professionals;
2: Assistance in development of human resources and setting
up of health care facilities;
3: Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and
cosmetics and exchange of information thereon;
4: Cooperation in the field of medical research, new
technologies and knowledge based initiatives;
5: Public health, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and
cooperation in international health; and
6: Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided
A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the
details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.