Cabinet approves MoU signed with Israel for cooperation in health, medicine

New Delhi (NVI): The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel for cooperation in the field of health and medicine.

The MoU covers areas of cooperation such as exchange and training of medical doctors and other health professionals, assistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities and exchange of information regarding regulation of pharmaceutical, medical devices and cosmetics, the statement said.

In addition to this, it includes sharing expertise for vulnerability assessment for health of citizens against climate risk and public health actions targeted towards mitigation and adaptation.

“Furthermore, sharing of expertise for facilitating climate resilient infrastructure as well as providing support for development of ‘Green Healthcare’ (climate resilient hospitals) and promoting mutual research in various relevant areas, besides any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon,” the statement read.

Each party shall encourage the participation of the representatives of their countries in round tables, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences on issues of cooperation, organised by the other party’s relevant bodies, the statement added.

-CHK