India, US agree to improve quality of AYUSH products

India, US agree to improve quality of AYUSH products

New Delhi: India and the US today agreed on a joint collaboration in standardisation and improving the quality of AYUSH products.

At a two-day workshop on traditional medicine, the highlight of the discussions were the role of AYUSH in prevention, cure and management of cancer.

The workshop was organised under the auspices of the first US-India Health Dialogue held in September last year Washington DC, an official release said.

The strength of AYUSH in management of various disease conditions were showcased in the workshop, it said.

“It has been agreed in principle to form joint working groups on the two sides to take forward the consultation process and mutual learning on sustainable basis,” the release said.

An MoU is expected to be signed between Ministry of AYUSH and US Health and Human Services Departments in course of time, the release said.

The workshop was jointly inaugurated yesterday by Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik and US Ambassador to India Richard Verma.

The discussions in this regard will be further held at the next US-India Health Dialogue slated to be held in India later this year, the release said.

The AYUSH ministry has also identified various stakeholders and scientific institutions with which it plans to work closely in cancer management.

The ministry will create special platform to take expertise of experts for this purpose, it said.