Cabinet approves Indo-Swedish healthcare

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the signing of an MoU between India and Sweden for bilateral cooperation in the field of healthcare and public health.

Sweden has a long history of development cooperation with India and since the mid 1960s, when SIDA was established. India became one of the main recipients of Swedish assistance.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss and Sweden's Minister for Elderly Care and Public Health, Maria Larsson met during the Swedish Minister's visit to India during May 4 to 5, 2008 and on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly on May 20 at Geneva.

Based on these discussions, a draft MoU for the two countries to cooperate in the field of healthcare and public health was drawn up and sent to the Government of Sweden for consideration.

This MoU is expected to be signed during the visit of the Swedish Secretary of State at the end of February. (ANI)

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