Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through VC: Highlights with Details

Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through VC: Highlights with Details
Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through VC: Highlights with Details

Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through VC: Highlights with Details

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference in New Delhi. The theme of the meeting was- Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response.

The statement of the Union Health Minister made as part of the intervention at the global meeting is as follows:

India took all necessary and timely steps including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of our nationals abroad, surveillance in community through disease surveillance network, health infrastructure strengthening, training and capacity building of health staff, risk communication and community involvement as part of its management efforts.


Our Prime Minister has announced an economic package of more than 265 billion US Dollars to support economic recovery as well to support vulnerable segments of our population. We are gradually easing the restrictions especially in areas where we have managed to contain the disease.


India has been the first country to urge consolidated global action to fight the challenge of COVID-19. We convened a meeting of SAARC leaders in our region in mid-March in which the need for “coming together, not growing apart; collaboration not confusion; and preparation, not panic”, was underlined. These are the elements that signify India’s response to this crisis.

India has provided essential medicines such as Hydroxy Chloroquine to almost 100 needy countries, extending solidarity and support during this time of crisis.

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