Health Services: International Cooperation

Department of Health written question – answered on 29th March 2016.

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Photo of David Tredinnick David Tredinnick Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans to pursue any initiatives similar to that announced in the joint statement made by President Obama and Prime Minister Modi in January 2016 during the President's visit to India on expanding the India-US health collaboration in health sectors including complementary and traditional medicine.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The UK Government continues to work closely with the Government of India within the health sector, including working with the Indian Government to open health centres. In 2013 the Department agreed a five year Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of India. This prioritises action on antimicrobial resistance, training and development and universal health coverage. There are no plans to expand this to include complementary and traditional medicine.

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Lee Turnpenny
Posted on 30 Mar 2016 4:13 pm (Report this annotation)

Is not David Tredinnick MP abusing parliamentary privilege to repeatedly raise his pet interest in The House - namely the advocation of various forms of quackery and its inclusion in our NHS? Some of his statements on this topic are beyond the pale : misleading and potentially dangerous. The House of Commons is not the place for him to promote his beliefs and personal wants.