Center on Omicron: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that India’s COVID-19 pandemic management and especially during the recent rapid rise in Omicron cases, it has taken strong political will, self-reliance, technology-driven innovation and collaborative efforts before the world. is displayed.
Delivering the keynote address at a webinar, he said India’s strategies for public health measures helped manage this new form of the virus better than many other countries during the rapid rise of Omicron cases. The webinar titled ‘India’s Public Health Measures in Dealing with COVID-19’ was organized by NITI Aayog and over 200 NGOs and civil society organizations.
India’s daily cases are decreasing – Health Minister
The Minister said that at a time when the daily cases of Kovid are increasing in many countries, India’s daily cases are decreasing. Along with this, the rate of recovery from infection and the number of vaccinations is increasing in the country, he said. He said that timely measures including screening, infection detection and genome sequencing, prevention, community surveillance, protocols for home isolation and effective treatment have contributed to India’s COVID-19 management.
The Minister said that the management of the Kovid-19 epidemic and especially omicron Epidemic management has demonstrated “strong political will, self-reliance, technology-driven innovation, shared goals and collaborative efforts through a cohesive government and community as a whole during the recent rapid rise in cases.”
‘A key achievement is the supply of 1.8 billion doses of COVID vaccines’
Appreciating the collaborative spirit of citizens, he said, “India’s vaccination campaign is a testimony to its capabilities and the power of its people, without whom this journey and achieving this high coverage of immunization would not have been possible.” The minister said, “One of the main achievements is the supply of 1.8 billion doses of Kovid vaccines to different regions.” Referring to technological innovation in epidemic management, he said that India’s technological innovation gave impetus to the country’s vaccination campaign.
Referring to the Indian philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘Shubh Labh’, Mandaviya said, “India has not only produced quality and affordable vaccines, but we have also provided medicines to more than 150 countries on humanitarian grounds. Govt. The Vaccine Friendship program has been appreciated worldwide.
Gratitude to all the organizations working at the grassroot level – Health Minister
The Minister thanked all the NGOs, stakeholders and civil society organizations working at the grassroot level, who worked tirelessly among the communities to support the people in various ways during the pandemic. “I urge you to continue your involvement in reaching out to communities to bring health services to them,” he said.
Dr Mark Esposito of Harvard University said that the holistic government and holistic approach adopted by the Indian government to deal with the pandemic and ensure the success of the vaccination campaign will serve as a model for dealing with similar crises or similar challenges in the future. .
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