Cabinet approvals include cooperation with Palestine in health and medicine
India and Palestine:
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. The MoU was signed on 16th May, 2017.
The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation: –
i) Capacity building of health staff;
ii) Prevention and control of communicable diseases;
iii) Physiotherapy and rehabilitation;
iv) Drugs, pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipments; and
v) Any other area of mutual interest.
A Working Group will.be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.
MoU in the field of Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E)
The MoU intends to promote closer co-operation in the areas of e-Governance, m-Governance, e-Public Services Delivery, cyber security, software technology parks, start-ups ecosystem etc.
The MoU shall come into effect from date of signature of the parties and shall remain in force for a period of 5 years. The MoU shall be implemented by establishing a Working Group on IT&E composed of representatives of the two Parties. Bilateral Cooperation in ICT domain both B2B and G2G will be enhanced. It envisages improving B2B collaboration leading to employment opportunities.
India has strong political support to the Palestinian cause at international and bilateral levels. India has been contributing material and technical assistance to the Palestinian people. The MOU on cooperation in the field of IT&E was initiated during the 1st Session of JCM in November, 2016.After several negotiations draft MoU was finalised and signed during the VVIP visit from Palestine in May 2017.
Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between India and Germany on cooperation in the field of Health
The JDI covers the following areas of cooperation:
a) Postgraduate education;
b) Training of medical personnel;
c) Pharmaceuticals and pharmacoeconomics; and
d) Health economics.
A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this JDI.