India-China Joint Medical Mission

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A joint Medical Mission from India and China will offer free consultations to several poor areas in the two nations under an MoU signed during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit.

The India-China Joint Medical Mission, launched in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, comprises 10 young doctors each from the two countries who will visit various places in China and subsequently in India.

Dwarkanath Kotnis came to China as a member of an Indian Medical Mission consisting of five doctors in September 1938 which provided medical services by treating Chinese during the War of Resistance against the Japanese invasion.

All the members returned to India while Kotnis stayed back in China and died of illness in 1942 at the age of 32. Chinese even today look at him as a symbol of the enduring India-China links.

Source: Press Trust of India, India

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