Cabinet approves MoC between India and Japan for healthcare

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of healthcare and wellness that was signed in October 2018.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of healthcare and wellness that was signed in October 2018. The MoC is promoting specific projects including establishing an advanced joint testing laboratory for clinical examination; establishing a Japanese language education center for trainee candidates of care workers; establishing collaborations among tertiary care centers in both countries such as AUMS; and, supporting sending organisations to provide pre-lectures about elderly care for technical intern training programs of care workers through sending out certificated care workers from Japan.

Both countries will cooperate in establishing a centralised management healthcare distribution center; promoting institutional collaboration on patient data analysis and information and communication technology and artificial intelligence in medicine; developing India-Japan Innovation Hub in India; establishing high end mobile BSL 3 Lab facilities in India and collaboration on getting highend medical devices including point-ofcare diagnostics with a special focus on establishing manufacturing units in India under Make in India. The MoC will also cover the development of research and project promotion for health self-management such as ME-BYO and Ayurveda; holding an IndiaJapan public and private healthcare forum; any other areas as may be mutually decided upon to promote the synergies between Ayushman Bharat program and other initiatives and AHWM.