Indo-Swiss agreement on health care

India and Switzerland have firmed up their cooperation in healthcare and would soon ink an agreement on cooperation on non-communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said.

Azad held discussions with Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in Geneva Monday.

Azad said that in the continuum of strong Indo-Swiss bilateral cooperation, an MoU between the two countries will be inked soon to further broaden the scope of bilateral ties.

"Considerable progress has been made in this regard and an MoU in the field of health is being signed to promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries," Azad said.

The major areas of cooperation will be non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, health and medical research and therapeutic products.

--Indo-Asian news Service