25 Sep 2023 19:00

Rosatom plans to develop medical nuclear technologies in Algeria

MOSCOW. Sept 25 (Interfax) - Rosatom and Algeria's Atomic Energy Commission (COMENA) have agreed to implement joint projects for cooperating in applying non-energy nuclear technologies in healthcare and developing nuclear medicine in Algeria, Russia's state nuclear energy corporation reported following the signing of the corresponding memorandum on the sidelines of the 67th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) general conference.

The memorandum specifically involves the creation of nuclear medicine centers.

JSC Rusatom Healthcare, a Rosatom entity, will be responsible for cooperation.

"Rosatom's assistance in developing nuclear medicine should have substantial impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Algeria," COMENA chairman Abdelhamid Mellah is quoted as saying in the statement.