Health & Sports Ministry signs development MoU with Indonesian counterpart

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe meets with Indonesian Health Minister Dr. Terawan Agus Putranto on 8 November. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe meets with Indonesian Health Minister Dr. Terawan Agus Putranto on 8 November. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe attended the Indonesia Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Health Expo (2019) from 7 to 9 November in Tangram, Indonesia.
He also signed an MoU with Indonesia’s Ministry of Health. The expo commemorated the 55th Indonesia National Health Day.
The health expo and Health Business Forum were opened on the morning of 7 November and the Union Minister attended them along with Dr Oscar Primadi, Secretary-General of Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, and Dr Eugko, Director-General of the pharmaceuticals and medical equipment department.
The expo was also attended by health ministry officials from Iran, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Denmark, America, The Netherlands and Portugal, embassy officials and representatives from pharmaceutical companies.
The Union Minister was accompanied by Myanmar Ambassador Daw Ei Ei Khin, FDA Director-General Prof Dr Khin Zaw and assistant undersecretary Dr Kyaw Khine.
From there, the Union Minister participated in the panel discussion of the Health Business Forum where he talked about organizing a workshop to swiftly issue licenses for medicine coming into Myanmar.
On 8 November, the Union Minister called on Indonesian Health Minister Dr Terawan Agus Putranto where discussed bilateral cooperation and signed the Memorandum of Understanding on developing the health sector of both countries.
Next, the Union Minister visited the central factory headquarters of Kalbe Company, who are also constructing a factory in Myanmar. He then visited the Presidential Indonesian Army Hospital and observed the latest technology used to treat an autoimmune-related disease, alzheimer and cancer at its Cellcure Centre.
Afterwards, the Union Minister visited RSUPN Dr Cipto General Hospital, National Cancer Treatment Centre and Hospital to exchange experiences on the administration system and services provided.
The Union Minister and delegation arrived back in Myanmar on the evening of 9 November. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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