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India, Bangladesh sign MoU on traditional medicine

Indo-BanglaBangladesh and India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in traditional medicine like Ayurveda and Unani.

The deal was signed on the sidelines of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia regional conference and was witnessed by Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, His Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammad Nasim and WHO Director-General Margret Chan.

Traditional medicine was one of the major issues of discussion at the WHO South East Asia regional conference attended by the health ministers, experts and officials from eleven countries.

Bangladeshi health officials said under the deal, the two sides agreed to exchange all kinds of traditional medicines alongside the experts and physicians for conducting training.

They said recognized institutions of both the countries would provide scholarships to each other in addition to setting up an ‘academic chair’.

Officials said the deal was signed days after Bangladesh’s cabinet approved the draft.

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