WHO must be reformed, India ready to play key role: PM Modi at global Covid summit

At the second global Covid summit, PM Modi called for reforms in the functioning of the World Health Organisation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that WHO must be reformed and strengthened to build a more resilient global health security architecture, Addressing the second Global Summit on Covid.
 
"We must build a resilient global supply chain and enable equitable access to vaccines and medicines. WTO rules need to be more flexible." PM Modi said.
 
"As a responsible member of the global community, India is ready to play a key role in these efforts," PM Modi added.


Last year, PM Narendra Modi participated in the first global virtual summit on Covid hosted by US President Joe Biden on September 22, 2021. year.


"In India, we adopted a people-centric strategy against the pandemic. We have made the highest ever allocation to our annual healthcare budget," PM Modi said on India's response to the pandemic.

"We supplied over 200 million doses to 98 countries. India has developed low-cost Covid mitigation technologies for testing, treating and data management. We have offered these capabilities to other countries. India's Genomics Consortium has contributed significantly to the global database on the virus. I am happy to share that we will extend this network to countries in our neighborhood," PM Modi added.


In his Virtual address at the opening session, PM Modi highlighted the use of traditional medicines in India.
 
"In India, we extensively used our traditional medicines to supplement our fight against Covid-19 and to boost immunity, saving countless lives. Last month, we laid the foundation of 'WHO Centre for Traditional Medicine' in India, with an aim to make this age-old knowledge available to the world," he said.

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