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India provides 10,000 anti-rabies vaccines to Myanmar

Picture Courtesy: Indian mission in Myanmar Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 08, 2019, 08.15 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

India has handed over 10,000 anti-rabies vaccines to Myanmar in a goodwill gesture in the neighbouring country's fight against the deadly disease. 

It was handed over by India's deputy chief of mission at the Indian mission to Myanmar Dr Sumit Seth to Zaw Than Htun, director general of department of medical research.

A release from the Indian mission in Myanmar said, "The Director-General thanked India for its initiative and recalled the growing bilateral health cooperation between the two countries."

India is planning capacity-building programmes for Myanmar's doctors and paramedics with the help of the Indian Council for Medical Research(ICMR). 

New Delhi is considered the world leader when it comes to its pharmaceutical sector that provides high-quality vaccines at competitive prices. India is also upgrading Yangon Children's Hospital and Sittwe General Hospital and constructing 200-bed women's hospital at Monywa in the neighbouring country.

When it comes to the health sector, India is providing development assistance to countries in the neighbourhood. India financed the 1990 Emergency Ambulance Service in Sri Lanka and has expanded it all provinces in the country. It was launched nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in last year.
 

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India is planning capacity-building programmes for Myanmar's doctors and paramedics with the help of the Indian Council for Medical Research.