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Dr. Harsh Vardhan joined the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meet

  • Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan (age 65 years) participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video conferencing. In this Meeting, He highlighted the timely, graded, and pro-active measures taken by India towards COVID-19 management.
  • Theme,
    The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Health Ministers Meet is 'Delivering A Co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 Response'.
  • Highlights,
    - 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 the community through disease surveillance network, and community involvement as part of its management efforts.
    - Besides, he also said that the Government has announced an economic package of more than 265 billion US Dollars to support economic recovery as well to support vulnerable segments of the population. And, India has provided essential medicines such as Hydroxychloroquine to almost 100 needy countries, extending solidarity and support during this time of crisis.

Published On : 16 May 2020

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