India is fighting Covid-19 battle with a firm political will: Dr Harsh Vardhan
According to the Union Health Minister, India has provided medical supplies to over 123 partner countries, including 59 members of the NAM
As India’s recovery rate in the number of Covid-19 patients climbed to 40 percent, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday cited the country’s policy of micro identification, mass isolation and quick treatment as chief reasons behind less deaths and containment of the disease spread in the country.
While addressing the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Health Ministers' meeting through video conference chaired by Ogtay Shiraliyev, Minister of Health, Republic of Azerbaijan, Dr Harsh Vardhan said India took every possible step to ensure that the spread of the virus is contained.
“India has been fighting the COVID-19 battle with a firm political will. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured speed, scale, and determination in the handling of this crisis. India took every possible step to ensure that we contain the spread of the virus. We also ensured that focus on COVID should not mean the neglect of patients of other diseases,” an official statement quoted the Union Health Minister as saying.
Dr Harsh Vardhan who is an ENT expert, emphasized that India’s “policy of micro Identification, mass Isolation and quick Treatment reaped good dividends in preventing large scale spread and deaths due to COVID-19.”
Dr Harsh Vardhan said India has provided medical supplies to over 123 partner countries, including 59 members of the NAM. “We are taking active part in the global efforts to develop remedies and vaccines,” he said.
The Union minister also maintained that the coronavirus pandemic has reminded the world that the global institutions of governance need to become more democratic and transparent.
“The present pandemic crisis also reminds us that the global institutions of governance need to become more democratic, transparent and representative to be credible, effective and a reformed multilateralism is the need of the hour,” he added.
The NAM expressed its concern at the global threat posed by COVID-19 and resolved to fight it with proper preparedness, prevention, resilience-building, and greater national, regional, and international collaboration.