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Cabinet approves signing of pacts with Palestine, Germany

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre today approved the signing of a pact between and for cooperation in the field of health and medicine.

Several pacts and proposals were approved ex-post facto at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi here, including a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) signed between and on cooperation in the field of health.


The cabinet approved to enhance the age of superannuation of general duty medical officers of the Central Armed Police Forces and Rifles from 60 to 65 years.

It also gave an ex-post facto approval to enhance the age of superannuation of specialist medical officers of the Central Armed Police Forces and Rifles of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 60 to 65 years.

"The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for signing an MoU between and on cooperation in the field of health and medicine. The MoU was signed on May 16, 2017," an official statement said.

Under the pact, the two countries will cooperate with each other in capacity building of the health staff, prevention and control of communicable diseases, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, drugs, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment among others.

"A working group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of the MoU," the statement added.

The government also approved the signing of a JDI between and on cooperation in the field of health. It was signed on June 1.

Under the JDI, the two countries will cooperate with each other in postgraduate medical education, training of the medical personnel, pharmaceuticals and pharmacoeconomics and health economics.

"A working group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of the JDI," the statement added.

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