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Cabinet okays pact with Japan in healthcare sector

 NEW DELHI, Dec 7: The Cabinet gave ex post facto approval to the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of healthcare and wellness. It was signed on October 29 this year.

The MoC aims to promote projects like developing human resource in the field of acute medicine, surgery and trauma care, establishment of an advanced joint testing laboratory for clinical examination and collaborations among tertiary care centres in both countries.

The agreement also focuses on improving infrastructural developments like establishing a centralised management healthcare distribution centre, increasing access to hygienic and affordable toilets, setting up India-Japan "Innovation Hub" and collaborating on getting high-end medical devices.

The MoC also eyes research and project-based promotion for health self-management such as "ME-BYO" and Ayurveda and exploring other ideas related to Ayushman Bharat scheme and other health initiatives. - IANS

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