India and Japan to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of healthcare. the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan is expected to sign the MoC in the coming days.
The Memorandum of Cooperation covers the following areas of cooperation:-
i. Human resource development, such as training programs for medical practitioners, nurses and public health professionals.
ii. Health financing towards universal health coverage, through sharing of experiences in the public health insurance system.
iii. Healthcare service delivery including technical exchange to improve quality of care.
iv. Healthcare system governance and management, including sharing of know-how on management of hospitals and community healthcare centers.
v. Health information systems, including sharing of experiences and technology regarding telemedicine and electronic-health information system.
vi. Pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
vii. Health research.
viii. Disease surveillance.
ix. Traditional medicine