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Long-term measures needed to respond future healthcare challenges: Dr Mandaviya

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said that it is need of the hour to focus on long-term measures to build stronger, more resilient health systems that can prevent, prepare for and  respond to future health related challenges, while maintaining essential health services.

While chairing the Health Ministers’ virtual Session of “Voice of Global South Summit – 2023” said, “We have administered more than 2.2 billion vaccines with 90% second dose coverage of 12+ population and 220 million precautionary doses. India’s experience has reinforced the fact that capacity building of healthcare workers at various levels of governance, coupled with harnessing digital technology is the way forward.”

 Dr Mandaviya pointed out that India believes in value based health care and is continuously striving to provide high quality and cost-effective healthcare to everyone.

Dr Mandaviya said that aligned with its philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and India’s philosophy of perceiving health as a service, India has offered Co-WIN platform as a digital public good to any interested country.

The  Summit was attended by dignitaries from Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Royal Government of Bhutan, Republic of Cameroon, Grenada, Republic of Guatemala, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Niger, Independent State of Samoa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Republic of Paraguay, and Dominica.

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