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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 356
ANSWERED ON:  10.08.2018
MoU in Healthcare Sector
BODH SINGH BHAGAT
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether India has signed any Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with other countries of the world for increasing co-operation in healthcare sector recently;

(b) if so, the details and targets/ objectives of the said MoU; and

(c) the details of major sectors identified for co-operation in the said MoU?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)




(a) to (c) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.




STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO.356* FOR 10TH AUGUST, 2018


(a): Yes, India is having ongoing bilateral relations in health sector with 53 countries presently (as in Annexure). During the current calendar year, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has signed Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) / Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the five (5) countries, namely (i) Oman (ii) Iran (iii) Jordan (iv) Timor Leste and (v) Swaziland for cooperation in health sector.

(b) and (c): International cooperation encourages joint initiatives in capacity building, training, exchange of information, exchange of experts, health manpower development, technical support in establishing laboratories/ hospitals and research in mutually identified areas, on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. It provides opportunities for sharing and emulating best practices and learning from each other, to address public health challenges.


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