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Dhaka, Delhi sign MoU

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Staff Reporter
Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India seeking enhanced cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy.
Health Secretary MM Niaz Uddin and Secretary of the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturapathy Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), India Shri Nilanjan Sanyal signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides at city’s Hotel Sonargaon.
The signing ceremony was held on the sidelines of the 32nd Meeting of Health Ministers of WHO’s South-East Asia Region that began here earlier in the day.
Under the agreement, both Bangladesh and India will supply all kinds of traditional medicines and will exchange experts and physicians as per their laws for conducting training. Recognized institutions of both the countries will provide scholarships on education to each other in addition to setting up an ‘academic chair’.
Earlier, on June 16 this year, the AYUSH secretary of India met the Bangladesh Health secretary in Dhaka and decided to sign the MoU to extend cooperation between the two countries to enhance their traditional systems of medicine.