Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that the Kovid-19 epidemic has made the world aware of the consequences of ignoring the importance of health systems.
Bhasha | Updated on: 16 Nov 2020, 10:32:42 PM
Union Minister Harshvardhan (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that the Kovid-19 epidemic has made the world aware of the consequences of ignoring the importance of health systems. Harsh Vardhan also emphasized on promoting global partnerships to strengthen interest and investment in public health. Harsh Vardhan presided over the 147th session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) through video conference. He emphasized to maintain continuous engagement and liaison with each member country and stakeholder to implement reforms and achieve progress towards sustainable development goals and universal health coverage.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the year 2020 has been a year of collaborative action. He said that mankind was already fighting the huge challenges of poverty, hunger, inequality, climate change, pollution and disease and now the epidemic has affected people a lot. He said that there is no better future without health for all. A lesson we knew and now learned again. He said that WHO believes in the principle that the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being, irrespective of caste, religion, political belief, economic or social status.
He said that, therefore, we are committed to working with member countries, organizations and the global community of partners for efficient, effective and accountable discharge of public health obligations. Harshvardhan said that the epidemic has made humanity deeply aware of the consequences of ignoring the strength and preparedness of health systems. In such times of global crisis, risk management and mitigation, global partnership will need to be further strengthened to strengthen interest and investment in global public health.
He said that we will continue to contribute to regional and global public health issues through technological collaboration, research, innovation, digital health and partnerships that aim to improve access to affordable health services and high quality essential medicines and products. He said that the World Health Organization and its member countries are committed to using this opportunity to create health services around the world that are more flexible and that meet the health needs of all.
He said that I want to mention that from the beginning of the epidemic, all the member countries have worked with speed and solidarity to control and prevent the spread of Kovid-19. These member countries have empowered individuals and communities to stay safe, healthy. He emphasized cooperation and working closely with each other of the United Nations organizations as well as the global community of partners for efficient, effective and accountable discharge of public health obligations.
Harshvardhan also expressed his condolences to the families around the world who have lost their loved ones to this deadly disease. He thanked the doctors and healthcare workers who are working tirelessly for selfless service to fight Kovid-19.
First Published : 16 Nov 2020, 10:32:42 PM