The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has given its ex-post facto approval on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of Healthcare and Wellness signed on 29th October, 2018.
The MoC covers the following areas of cooperation:
(a) Promoting specific projects:
i. Developing human resource in the field of acute medicine,surgery and trauma care including focus on new areas ofcompetency in each field;
ii. , Establishing an advanced joint testing laboratory for clinicalexamination;
iii. Establishing a Japanese language education centre for traineecandidates of care workers;
iv. Establishing collaborations among tertiary care centres in bothcountries such as AUMS; and
v. Supporting sending organisations to provide pre-lectures aboutelderly care for technical intern training programmes of careworkers through sending out certificated care workers from Japanand providing a curriculum and textbooks so as to provide trainedcare-givers to Japan.
(b) Development of infrastructure:
i. Establishing a centralised management healthcare distributioncentre;
ii. Improving sanitary environment by increasing access to hygienicand affordable toilets such as on-site processing one;
iii. Promoting institutional collaboration on patient data analysis andInformation and Communication Technology & Artificial Intelligence in medicine;
iv. India-Japan Innovation Hub in India;
v. Establishing high end mobile BSL 3 Lab facilities in India; and
vi. Collaboration on getting high end medical devices including Point of Care Diagnostics with a special focus on establishing manufacturing units in India under "Make in India".
(c) Human development:
i. Developing human resource, research and project promotion forhealth self-management such as ME-BYO and Ayurveda; and
ii. Holding an India-Japan public and private healthcare forum.
(d) Any other areas as may be mutually decided upon to promote the synergies between AYUSHMAN Bharat Programme and other initiatives and AHWM; and
(e) Any other areas as may be mutually decided upon to promote cooperation as envisaged under this MOC.
A Joint Committee as a high-level consultative mechanism will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoC.