Indian Council of Medical Research and Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU

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Indian Council of Medical Research and AYUSH Ministry on 11 May signed an MOU for collaborative and cooperative momentum on health research in the field of Integrated Medicine.

An overview of the news

  • The MoU was signed by Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and Dr. Rajiv Bahl, Secretary DHR & DG, ICMR in the presence of Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare.

  • The MoU envisages collaboration in areas of convergence and synergy between the two organizations to strengthen integrated health research and research capacity.

  • The MoU also envisages exploring the possibility with the Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR to work on public health research initiatives to address diseases of national importance.

  • A Joint Working Group will be formed between the Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR which will meet quarterly to explore other areas of collaboration and work on deliverables.

  • Both the institutes will formulate and implement joint research projects and programmes.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • It is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world headquartered in New Delhi for the coordination and promotion of biomedical research.

  • It works under the Department of Health Services (DHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • It was established in 1911 as Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA).  

  • Later in 1949 its name was changed to ICMR.

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