US keen to partner with India in healthcare

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Kolkata, Dec 16: The US is keen to partner with India to offer quality healthcare in urban and rural areas, US Consul General to Kolkata Dean Thompson said.

"We, at the US Consulate, share your interest in improving citizens’ access to the best available healthcare in urban and rural areas," Thompson said while speaking at a healthcare seminar organised by American Chamber of Commerce.

"I wish to reiterate that the USA is interested in partnering with India to learn from you and to share our expertise in areas where we believe we can add value and efficiency in health care," he said.

State medical education director S K Bandhopadhyay emphasized the need to develop and popularize the use of alternative medicine in the country. He also emphasised there was an urgent need to increase the number of medical colleges to meet the shortage of doctors.


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