Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on health cooperation with Thailand’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Bangkok, Thailand on March 2.

A press release from the health ministry states that the signing represents an unprecedented renewal of the agreement that was signed in Bangkok on October 16, 1987, to continue the existing cooperation and to promote new areas of collaboration between the two countries.

With the signing of the agreement, both parties agreed to enhance cooperation on disease control, food safety, drug quality testing, traditional medicine, medical and cosmetic products, laboratory quality assurance, human resource for health, health impact assessment, drug treatment and rehabilitation services, medical education and research, and national regulatory system.

Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk said the collaboration in health development between the two kingdoms has immensely benefitted Bhutan’s health system, especially in areas of medical education and the development of health professionals.

“This MoU will further cement our already close ties between our beloved monarchs and people noted for its warmth, trust, and genuine concern for each other’s well-being,” Lyonpo said.

Staff reporter