India, Sri Lanka join hands to promote traditional medicine | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

India, Sri Lanka join hands to promote traditional medicine

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Indian government is planning to sign MoU deal with Sri Lanka for promoting traditional medicines like Ayurveda, Siddha and Homeopathy.
The proposed MoU will be inked between India’s Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
The entire deal will be funded with the financial resources from the existing allocated budget under this ministry’s Central Sector Scheme for promotion of International Cooperation in AYUSH.
Besides, regulating the teaching, practice, drugs and drugless therapies, Traditional Medicine and Homeopathy. The agreement plans to exchange experts for training of practitioners, paramedics, scientists, teaching professionals and students in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy.
The deal also includes involving passionate scientists, practitioners, paramedics and students in institutions for research, education and training programmes on Traditional Medicine. Moreover, recognition of medical systems, educational qualifications will also be done which includes pharmacopoeias and formularies. Furthermore, the deal also plans to set up Academic Chairs on Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy.

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