MoU between India and Sri Lanka likely



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New Delhi:  The Government is planning to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka for cooperation in areas of traditional systems of medicine & Homoeopathy.

The Memorandum of Understanding envisages the following salient areas for cooperation between the two Countries in the field Traditional Medicine and Homeopathy:

  • Promotion including the regulation of teaching, practice, drugs and drug-less therapies, Traditional Medicine and Homeopathy

  • Exchanging experts for training of practitioners, paramedics, scientists, teaching professionals and students in Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy

  • Accommodating interested scientists, practitioners, paramedics and students in institutions for research, educational and training programmes on Traditional Medicine

  • Mutual recognition of officially recognised systems of medicine, educational qualifications in Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, pharmacopoeias and formularies

  • Setting up of Academic Chairs on Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy


The financial resources necessary to conduct activities under the MoU will be met from the existing allocated budget under this ministry’s Central Sector Scheme for promotion of International Cooperation in AYUSH.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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