India and Kyrgyzstan have joined hands to strengthen cooperation in healthcare.
The Indian health ministry and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyz Republic have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect.
The MoU covers cooperation between the two countries in strengthening of healthcare systems; countering non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases and anti-microbial resistance; the development of hospital management systems and health information systems; maternal and child health; medical research; and the exchange of experience in the transplantation of kidney and liver, cardiac surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, traumatology, etc.
The cooperation will also be extended to areas like improving human resource capacity in the field of health; the exchange of information and experience in the field of regulation of pharmaceuticals & medical devices circulation; exchange of experience and information on good practice of clinical trials of medicines and medical products; integrated surveillance of diseases; arranging visits for the experience exchange among physicians, nurses and specialists; exchange of experience on e-health; and providing opportunities for health specialists to receive training and professional development at the India-Kyrgyz Centre for Information Technologies with further internships in India.
A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU, reports said.