New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the health systems of the countries that cooperated during coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing a workshop on “Covid-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward” with health leaders, experts and officials of 10 countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka along with Indian officials and experts on Thursday, PM Modi said the spirit of collaboration is a valuable take-away from this pandemic.
He said the openness and determination have managed us to achieve one of the lowest fatality rates in the world and added that this is praiseworthy.
Rapid deployment of vaccines in our region is the need of the hour, PM Modi said and added that the world is focused on this. We have to maintain the same cooperative and collaborative spirit throughout to fight the dreaded disease, the Prime Minster said.
PM Modi suggested creating a special visa scheme for doctors and nurses to enable them to travel quickly within the region during health emergencies on the request of the receiving country. He also suggested a regional Air Ambulance agreement for medical contingencies.
The Prime Minister suggested Central government’s schemes like Ayushman Bharat and Jan Arogya may be useful case-studies for the region.