India-Sri Lanka to collaborate in alternative medicine systems
In 2018, both countries had signed a MoU for cooperation in areas of traditional systems of medicine and Homeopathy
India and Sri Lanka are set to strengthen their relations through institutional collaboration for online training for health professionals, health care delivery, and research and development of Homeopathic medicines.
According to a report in The Island, on July 27, Dr Sushil Kumar, First Secretary (Technical Cooperation) of the Indian High Commission and Mrs H.W.M Pushpalatha Manike, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine Services of Sri Lanka, discussed cooperation in the area of alternative medicine systems.
An official statement by the Indian High Commission said they discussed institutional collaboration for online training of health professionals, health care delivery, and research and development of Homeopathic medicines.
“Last month, the Indian High Commission had handed over a consignment of Homeopathic medicines to the Government Homeopathic Hospital of Sri Lanka. Under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) capacity building Programme, Sri Lankan health professionals working in the areas of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) have participated in short term trainings in India,” it said.
In 2018, both countries had signed a MoU for cooperation in areas of traditional systems of medicine and Homeopathy, the report said.
India and Sri Lanka agreed on regulation of teaching, practice, drugs and drugless therapies, traditional medicine and homeopathy; exchanging experts for training of practitioners, paramedics, scientists, and teaching professionals etc.