A joint-committee as a superior level consultative mechanism will be introduced to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to look at the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU).
The Union Cabinet that is chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi himself has provided ex- post facto approval on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Japan in the field of healthcare and wellness, nurturing and enriching both the segments.
The agreement focuses on promoting projects like developing human resources in the field of acute medicine, trauma care, and surgery. Further, an advanced joint testing laboratory would be established for clinical collaborations and examinations among both countries.
The agreement further focuses on improving the infrastructure of the existing healthcare distribution centers, improving the hygiene and access to public toilets along with setting up India-Japan innovation hub.
"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," it said in a statement.
The MoC also eyes research and project-based promotion for health self-management such as "ME-BYO" and Ayurveda and exploring other ideas related to Ayushman Bharat scheme and other health initiatives.