India, Bulgaria to cooperate in health and medicines

New Delhi, Nov 28: India and Bulgaria today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on health and medicines to usher in new era of cooperation between the two nations.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad signed the MoU with his Bulgarian counterpart Dr. Stefan Konstantinov here.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Azad said that each country can learn from the experiences of the other and share best practices and success stories.

Azad further said that the MoU between both the nations would inter alia cover issues of medical services; public health and prophylactics; medical science and training of medical personnel; medical education and research; drug regulation and pharmaceuticals; medical tourism and health legislation.

“Cooperation between the contracting parties may be in the forms of exchange of medical and scientific information, exchange of experience on priority issues, participation of scientists in scientific medical activities organized in each country, short-term exchange of medical personnel or joint projects on subjects of mutual interest,” Azad added.

Dr. Konstantinov on his part underscored the importance of training of medical personnel and exchange of scientific information with special attention to area of prophylactics.

He also said that there is great potential in Bulgaria for developing genetic medicine and e-healthcare with the help of India. (ANI)