For healthcare and Medicines, Indian Govt signed MoU with Iran


The Cabinet yesterday approved two MoUs inked between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health, medicine and traditional systems of medicine.

MoU’s between India & Iran

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the MoU in the field of health and medicine which was signed on February 17 during the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to India, an official statement said.

Areas of Benefit

The main areas of cooperation include exchanging experience and training of doctors, and other health professionals, assistance in the development of human resource, setting up healthcare facilities and regulating pharmaceutical, medical devices, and cosmetics, it said.It also includes cooperation in the field of medical research, new technologies and knowledge-based initiatives, public health and sustainable development goals (SDGs) among others.

It said India is blessed with well-developed systems of traditional medicine including medicinal plants, which hold tremendous potential in global health scenario.

Similar biodiversities between India & Iran

India and Iran share several common features in their language, culture, and traditions, and also share a common legacy of using herbal medicines, the statement said. Both countries have huge biodiversity and are home to rare medicinal plants which are frequently used in traditional systems of medicine.

Moreover, Iran has endorsed the status of India as a true leader in the field of traditional systems of medicine backed by strong infrastructure and state of the art production units, the statement said.

Ministry of AYUSH

The Ministry of AYUSH, having the mandate to promote, propagate and globalize traditional systems of medicine, including Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy, has inked MoUs with China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mongolia among others for cooperation in the field traditional medicine.

Another MoU is proposed to be signed with Sri Lanka.

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