India signs MoU with US doctors' body
This will aim at promoting, establishing and operating primary health care projects in selected states in the country.india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 16:34 IST
Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi has informed about a Memorandum of Understanding that has been signed with an American health body to improve the primary health sector in the country.
The MoU, signed with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), is to promote, establish and operate primary health care projects in selected states in the country.
The knowledge, skills and resources of the American body will be harnessed to help improve primary health care in India starting with pilot projects in two or more states, said Ravi, addressing the Rajya Sabha.
Funds will be provided by the Centre, thestate governments and AAPI, he said, adding that the MoU would be implemented in a time-bound manner.
Ravi also said that a proposal for giving voting rights only to those Indian citizens who are away from their place of residence on account of employment, education or otherwise has been approved.