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May 20, 2020

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participates in NAM Health Ministers’ meeting

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participated in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Health Ministers’ meeting through video conferencing today.

The meeting was chaired by Health Minister of Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Shiraliyev.

The Health Ministers of participating NAM countries expressed their concern at the global threat posed by COVID-19 and resolved to fight it with proper preparedness and greater national, regional and international collaboration.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan while addressing the meeting asserted that the COVID-19 pandemic has displayed the  interconnectivity and interdependency of countries like never before.

He added that it has made the world realize that the man-made challenges can only be faced together with collaboration.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India has been fighting the COVID battle with a firm political will under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said that the country has taken every possible step to ensure that the spread of the virus is significantly contained.

Health Minister added that, the support rendered by 135 crore citizens to honor the decisions on nationwide lockdowns ensured that the mortality rate remained consistently much below than most of the other affected countries.

He also made a mention about the added capacity in terms of Health infrastructure which helped assist in achieving a much contained spread of the virus.

The Minister said that India not only successfully contained the spread of COVID-19 in the country but also shared it's medical expertise with neighbouring countries to aid them in their fight against the pandemic.

He also highlighted country's significant contribution in ensuring medical supplies to over 123 countries , including 59 NAM countries.

Health Minister also lauded the efforts of all COVID warriors, on this occasion who fearlessly fortified country's fight against the global pandemic.

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