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India, Malaysia sign agreement on traditional systems of medicine


India, Malaysia sign agreement on traditional systems of medicine

New Delhi: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha has said that the Government of  India and the Government of Malaysia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine on 27th October 2010.

The salient features of the MoU are as follows:

  1. Cooperation for the promotion of traditional medicine including the regulation for teaching, practice, drugs and drugless therapies of Traditional Systems of Medicine.
  2. Exchanging experts for training of practitioners, paramedics, scientists, teachers and students in Traditional Systems of Medicine.
  3. Accommodating interested practitioners, paramedics and students in institutions for educational and training programmes on Traditional Medicine
  4. Mutual recognition of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Pharmacopeia of Indian and the Malaysian Herbal Pharmacopoeia
  5. Setting up of Academic Chairs on Traditional Systems of Medicine.

As per Section 24(1) of Traditional & Complimentary Medicine (T&CM) Act 2016 of Govt. of Malaysia, a person who is registered as a practitioner outside Malaysia can temporarily register with  T&CM Council of Malaysia subject to conditions and restrictions of the Council.



Source: Press Release
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