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Moldova, Japan signed agreement on implementation of national medical system consolidation program

20:54 | 17.08.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, Aug. 17 /MOLDPRES/- Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration signed today with Ambassador Katayama Yoshihiro an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of Japan on implementation of the National Medical System Consolidation Program, the MAEIE press service has reported.

"Japan is a reliable partner of our country that supports the modernization and transformation processes of Moldova based on the community of shared values: democracy, the rule of law and market economy", said the head of diplomacy of the Republic of Moldova after the signing ceremony.

This document aims to expand the excellent cooperation with Japan and will be used to cover the urgent needs of the national health system, implicitly strengthening the capacities of the hospital sector, through the purchase of medical devices (medical imaging and dialysis) worth a total of 1 billion Japanese yen (7.2 million euros) through the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA), for the benefit of five public medical and sanitary institutions in our country, which provide medical assistance to a large number of people: the Institute of Emergency Medicine, the Cynic Republican Hospital Timofei Moșneaga, Mother and Child Institute, Oncological Institute, Sfânta Treime Municipal Clinical Hospital.

The initiative to conclude this agreement, through an exchange of notes, belongs to both governments, taking into account the solid health partnership existing between our countries, the importance of continuing investments to modernize the hospital sector, as well as the need to strengthen emergency response capabilities. "Over the past 30 years, our country has felt and benefited from Japan's support in various fields of activity: education, agriculture, health. It is something that matters enormously for our country, for the reform process, and we will continue to strengthen this privileged partnership in the future as well", said Popescu.

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