Government is actively considering changing rules and regulations relating to medical services to improve and expand health facilities in every part of the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.
“There is a need to change some rules and regulations and government is actively considering it,” Health Minister J P Nadda said during question hour.
Nadda’s response came when Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal suggested that medical practitioners serving in rural areas should be trained in modern medical techniques and equipment so that the shortage of advance medical facilities in backward areas could be resolved.
“We have to discuss the issue with various stakeholders, including Medical Council of India, to arrive at a decision in this regard,” the Minister said.
In addition to the bilateral agreements between India and other countries in the field of health cooperation, he said international cooperation was also achieved through the aegis of WHO, SAARC forum and other international arrangements such as BRICS framework for strategic cooperation in health.
Nadda said international cooperation facilitated capacity building, training, exchange of information, exchange of experts, health, health manpower development, technical support in establishing laboratories and hospitals and research in mutually identified areas on the basis of equality reciprocity and mutual benefit.