New Delhi:19/5/20: Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan yesterday participated in the 73rd World Health Assembly through video conference and highlighted the timely, graded and proactive measures taken by India towards COVID management. He said India undertook the COVID-19 challenge with the highest level of political commitment.
The Minister said India took all necessary steps well in time, including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of nationals stranded overseas, massive community surveillance through robust disease surveillance network, and strengthening of health infrastructure.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan urged upon all Governments, industry and philanthropy to prioritize the long term and pool their resources, to ensure everyone benefits. He said India is playing a key role in fostering bilateral and regional partnerships. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, India has supplied essential medicines to 123 nations as an expression of solidarity