Harsh Vardhan cochaired 1st JCM in Tokyo

Dr. Harsh Vardhan co-chaired the 1st Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) along with Dr. Hiroto Izumi, Special Advisor to Prime Minister in Tokyo on 19 October 2019. JCM was held under the 2nd Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC).
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Harsh Vardhan cochaired 1st JCM in Tokyo

Harsh Vardhan cochaired 1st JCM in Tokyo

20 October 2019 Current Affairs: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan co-chaired the 1st Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) along with Dr. Hiroto Izumi, Special Advisor to Prime Minister in Tokyo on 19 October 2019. JCM was held under the 2nd Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC), which was signed on Healthcare and Wellness in October 2018.

Highlights:
♦ Under the MOC, the JCM reviewed the status of ongoing activities. The meeting reviewed the progress on AHWIN, which was aimed to promote a mutual benefit for the peoples of both the countries.
♦ Japan presented specific projects between the public and the private agencies of both countries. 
♦ The projects were specified in the area of healthcare logistics, utilization of ICT in tertiary hospital care to improve the efficiency of energy use and medical care operations, exchange of human resources in the field of medical care emergency and trauma care and the establishment of healthcare innovation network between India and Japan. 
♦ The countries partnered to develop high standard generics and medical devices with an aim to establish manufacturing units in India under the Make in India program.

History:
MOC was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Japan in the context of Ayushman Bharat of India and Asia Health and Well-Being Initiative (AHWIN) of Japan.
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