New Delhi, Jun 30 (UNI): Union Cabinet on Wednesday was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Myanmar for research on health issues in February last year, according to an official statement on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Department of Medical Research (DMR), Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar in New Delhi.
The objective of this MoU is to build on the health research relationship in the topics of mutual research and this includes elimination of infectious diseases, development of network platform of emerging and viral infections, training and capacity building in research methodology management, clinical trials, ethics and harmonization of regulatory mechanism.
Commitment of funds for workshops, meetings and research projects will be decided from time to time as per the funds available at that time, as per the understanding.
The agreement also entails to establish a Joint Working Group (JWG) consisting of delegates from each organization and its sessions shall be held alternatively in India and in Myanmar.
The expenses related to travel, including visa entry, accommodation, per diem, health insurance, local transportation of its JWG members, shall be borne by the ‘Sending Party’ whereas the organizational expenses of the JWG meetings shall be borne by the ‘Host Party’, the statement said.