PM participates in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit

The summit was hosted by US President Joe Biden, and aimed to inspire new measures to address the challenges of the pandemic and build a stronger global health security architecture.

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Nation First News:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the second global virtual summit on COVID-19 on May 12, Thursday. The summit was hosted by US President Joe Biden, and aimed to inspire new measures to address the challenges of the pandemic and build a stronger global health security architecture.

The prime minister highlighted that India is pursuing a people-centric strategy to combat the pandemic and has made its largest healthcare budget allocation this year. The Prime Minister also stated that India is conducting the largest vaccination campaign in the world and has vaccinated nearly ninety percent of its adult population and more than fifty million children.

Further he also spotlighted that as a responsible member of the global community, India will continue to play an active role by sharing its low-cost indigenous COVID containment technologies, vaccines and therapeutics with other countries. India is working to expand its genomic surveillance consortium. India has made extensive use of traditional medicine and has laid the groundwork for a WHO Center for Traditional Medicine in India to make this knowledge available to the world.

The prime minister also called for strengthening and reforming the WHO to create a stronger and more resilient global health security architecture.

Prime Minister on Thursday delivered his remarks in the Opening Session of the Summit on the theme ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’.

Other participants of the global submit included co-hosts of the event – Heads of State/Government of Belize in its capacity as Chair of CARICOM, Senegal as Chair of African Union, Indonesia as President of G20 and Germany as President of G7 respectively. Secretary General of the United Nations, Director General of World Health Organization and other dignitaries also participated.

Last year, PM Modi attended the first global virtual summit on Covid hosted by Joe Biden on September 22.

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