India and Morocco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
The main areas of cooperation between the two countries will 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.
The MoU was signed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda and Dr Abdelkader Amara, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Morocco in the presence of senior officers from the Union Health Ministry and a high level delegation from Morocco.
Nadda said that the two countries share a strong and rich traditional relationship. Highlighting the National Health Mission, the minister said, “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.”
The MoU between the two countries will enable them to work together in identified areas of cooperation as both countries have much to offer to each other in the field of health.
In presence of both the ministers, another MoU was signed between Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and Marrakech Mohamed VI University Hospital, Morocco. Under this MoU both the Institutes agreed to collaborate in the field of telemedicine. The focus areas under this MoU will be Tele-Health Care, health education, technical support in controlling epidemics and support in rendering second opinion on various complicated cases.