Medical diplomacy

India’s medical diplomacy:
  • India played a good role in medical diplomacy when Iraq, Afghanistan were suffering wars and treated soldiers. This has boosted image.
  • In the past decade and half, national medical diplomacy has spread to Ethiopia, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Eritrea, among other countries in Africa and Asia.
  • Few examples:
    • At Artemis hospital in Gurgaon, has treated more than 450 Iraqi soldiers since 2014.
    • The Kabul Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital worked overtime with Indian doctors, nurses and Afghan staffers.
    • after seeing the work done by Indian medical professionals in Afghanistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka also sought support.

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