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May 14, 2020
9:00PM

Dr Harsh Vardhan participates in 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting through video conference

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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video conference. He highlighted the timely, graded and pro-active measures taken by India towards COVID-19 management.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said, India has been the first country to urge consolidated global action to fight the challenge of COVID-19. India took all necessary and timely steps including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of our nationals abroad, surveillance in community through disease surveillance network and community involvement as part of its management efforts.

He said, government has announced an economic package of more than 265 billion US Dollars to support economic recovery as well to support vulnerable segments of population.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said, India has provided essential medicines such as Hydroxychloroquine to almost 100 needy countries, extending solidarity and support during this time of crisis. He said, it is important to work on the causes of the pandemic and discover drugs and vaccine to control transmission and prevent recurrence.
 

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