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Meghalaya to partner with Tamil Nadu in health sector


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SHILLONG, Sep 19: The state government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu Government through which the latter has agreed to support Meghalaya for recruitment and training of medical professionals.
This is a first-of-its-kind medical partnership between the two Indian states for collaboration on knowledge sharing, capacity building and improving health service delivery.
The MoU was signed by Principal Secretary of Health Sampath Kumar and his Tamil Nadu counterpart P Senthil Kumar, in the presence of Health Minister James PK Sangma.
Sangma met Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian to formalise the signing of the MoU.
Addressing the gathering, Sangma lauded the Tamil Nadu government for the proactive approaches undertaken by the state to improve the health sector.
He added that the MoU will benefit Meghalaya as the excellence and proactive approaches demonstrated by Tamil Nadu in the health sector was commendable and worth emulating.
The MoU will facilitate training of doctors, especially in remote community health centres, to overcome the shortage of certified and trained medical professionals for several critical functions, including ultrasonography, obstetrics & gynaecology and anaesthesiology.
The intent behind this is to provide better antenatal and postpartum care to expecting women and to women after delivery, especially at the public health facilities in remote locations.a

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