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Dr. Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through VC

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference on Thursday.

The theme of the meeting was- Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response.

Participating in the meeting the Union Health Minister expressed his deepest condolences and concern at the loss of lives due to COVID-19 and further added that the Health Ministry of India acknowledge the tremendous contribution of the numerous frontline health service providers as well as other civic bodies in saving precious lives.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India undertook COVID-19 management with the highest level of political commitment Prime Minister Narenda Modi under whose guidance, India’s response toCovid-19 has been pro-active, pre-emptive and graded.

He said that 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.

The Health Minister said In implementing the world’s largest lockdown to prevent the spread of this pandemic, India aiming to protect lives by mitigating the explosive growth of the disease and by ensuring that our healthcare system is able to cope up with the growth of the disease.

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