India, Sweden to set up healthcare centre

The announcement was made in the presence of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Published: 04th December 2019 12:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2019 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia pose for a group photo with Indian and Swedish business delegates before the India-Sweden Business Summit in New Delhi on Tuesday | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  India and Sweden on Tuesday decided to set up a healthcare innovation centre to promote research on non- communicable diseases and help Indian start-ups in the sector, senior officials said.
“This year marks 10 years of India-Sweden cooperation in healthcare. And on Tuesday, AIIMS, Delhi; AIIMS, Jodhpur, and the Swedish Trade Commissioner’s Office in Delhi decided to set up a healthcare innovation centre,” Niclas Jacobson, a senior official in Sweden’s ministry of health and social affairs said. 

The announcement was made in the presence of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Memorandum of Intent (MoI) was signed by AIIMS Delhi finance director Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Jodhpur Director Sanjeev Misra and Swedish Trade Commissioner in New Delhi Anders Wickberg.

Swedish State Secretary to the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Maja Fjaestad said the cooperation between India and Sweden has “grown in strength” over the past decade. “This year also marks Sweden-India Year of Health and we are excited about the road ahead in this partnership,” she said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp