Harsh Vardhan participates in the 73rd World Health Assembly through Video Conference: Highlights with Details

Harsh Vardhan participates in the 73rd World Health Assembly through Video Conference: Highlights with Details
Harsh Vardhan participates in the 73rd World Health Assembly through Video Conference: Highlights with Details

Harsh Vardhan participates in the 73rd World Health Assembly through Video Conference: Highlights with Details

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) through Video Conference (VC) in New Delhi. India’s response on address of Director General, World Health Organization (WHO), delivered by Dr. Harsh Vardhan is as follows: Key Highlights

India took all necessary steps well in time, including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of nationals stranded overseas, massive community surveillance through robust disease surveillance network, strengthening of health infrastructure, capacity building of over two million frontline human resources, risk communication and community involvement. I think we did our best and we did well. We are learning and we are confident of doing better in the months to come.


The 73rd WHA is the first ever virtual health assembly, it is unprecedented, but it’s also perhaps the most important one ever; because as we sit and discuss here, the pandemic continues to kill thousands of people and also causing a deep global recession.


I stand here to honour the doctors, the nurses, the paramedics, the scientists, the journalists, the delivery boys, security staff, sanitation staff and the police personnel - the forgotten roles who are today playing ‘super humans’. They are our real heroes.

Many thanks for the opportunity to speak before this august gathering.”

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