India-Sri Lanka Cooperation in the areas of Indigenous Medicine

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Dr. Sushil Kumar, First Secretary (Technical Cooperation) of the Indian High Commission met Mrs.H.W.M.Pushpalatha Manike, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine Services of Sri Lanka on July 27th, 2020 and discussed cooperation in the area of alternative medicine systems.

Both sides also discussed institutional collaboration for online training of health professionals, health care delivery and research & development of Homeopathic medicines.

Earlier last month, the High Commission of India had handed over a consignment of Homeopathic medicines to the Government Homeopathic Hospital of Sri Lanka. Under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) capacity building Programme, Sri Lankan health professionals working in the areas of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) have participated in short term trainings in India.

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