India Urges For Health Sector Cooperation With Central Asia In SCO Summit

India Urges For Health Sector Cooperation With Central Asia In SCO Summit

The Ministers of Health representing the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) gathered in Astana recently to discuss the improvement of healthcare collaboration, particularly among countries such as India. There were crucial deals and reciprocal assistance developed during the gathering, which included distinguished delegation chiefs.

Discussions with the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare centered on growing cooperation in a variety of fields, including the enhancement of medical education, technology exchange, and the production of medical devices. The participants’ dedication to improving cooperative initiatives was apparent, as delegates from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan emphasised the significance of strengthening alliances with their Kazakhstani counterparts.

The areas that were deemed crucial covered boosting academic connections, expanding the workforce in the healthcare sector, and promoting the reciprocal exchange of technologies and experiences. Kazakhstan will host the mid-2024 Summit as the current SCO chair.

India showcased how actively it promotes cooperation within the SCO by hosting the Conference and Expo on Traditional Medicine the year before. Consisting of fourteen dialogue partner countries, two observers, and nine member states, the SCO continues to be an indispensable forum for regional healthcare collaboration. The SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, granted India full member status on June 9, 2017.