The Vietnamese and Indian Ministers of Health have agreed to build a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation and sign it in 2014 to enable the two countries’ broader partnership in healthcare.

During their December 12 talks in New Delhi, Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Kim Tien and her Indian counterpart Ghulam Nabi Azad affirmed to strengthen healthcare cooperation on the foundation of the half-century ties between the two countries.

They discussed future cooperative activities, including the application of information technology in the management of healthcare system and hospitals and the prevention of epidemics, especially newly-emerging ones.

Minister Tien and her entourage, who are on a three-day visit to India, also visited the Apollo Hospitals Group where they talked about healthcare finance, doctor and nurse exchange programmes and investment opportunity in hospital construction in Vietnam.

The delegation also visited some healthcare establishments in New Delhi and Bod Gaya.-VNA