Mauritius Health Minister Calls On Union Health Minister

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. J.P. Nadda interacting with the media.
The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. J.P. Nadda interacting with the media.

Discuss Bilateral Issues Of Health

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Mr. Anil Kumar Singh Gayan, Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Republic of Mauritius called on the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mr. JagatPrakashNadda, on March 18.

Both sides acknowledged the traditionally close and friendly relations between the two countries. Health Minister of Mauritius recalled that the majority of the people in Mauritius have their ancestral roots in India.

Both sides discussed various bilateral issues on health cooperation. Mauritius have requested for India’s help in recruitment of Doctors, upgradation of JawaharLal Nehru Hospital, mutual recognition of medical degrees,assistance in upgrading medical education facilities, scholarships for trainings in Specialty Hospitals, setting up a State-of-the-Art Cancer Unit and assistance in procurement of medical equipment.

India has assured of all possible help. During the meeting it was decided for constitution of a Joint Working Group by Mauritius under the Memorandum of Understanding on health cooperation, signed with Mauritius in 2013 so that specific details with road map could be worked out in the Joint Working Group meetings.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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