At workshop with 10 nations, PM Modi stresses on regional cooperation and integration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday referred to as for higher integration amongst South Asian nations in addition to creation of a regional air ambulance pact. He mentioned this whereas addressing a workshop on coronavirus administration titled ‘Covid-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’.

Nine nations – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, (*10*) and Seychelles – participated within the occasion.

PM Modi gave Hindi a miss and converted to English whereas addressing the workshop. After beginning off with a namaste, PM Modi praised India’s response in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We created the Covid-19 emergency fund to meet the immediate cost of fighting the pandemic. We shared our resources, medicines, PPE, testing equipment, and above all we shared the most important commodity-knowledge,” the Prime Minister said.

Talking about the regional air ambulance system, PM Modi said, “Can our civil aviation ministries create a regional air ambulance agreement for medical contingencies? Can we create a regional platform for collating, compiling, data about the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines among our population? Can we similarly create a regional network for promoting technology driven epidemiology for preventing future pandemics?”

PM Modi highlighted two of his authorities’s flagship well being schemes – Ayushman Bharat and Jan Arogya – as helpful case research for different nations.

“Beyond Covid can we also save our successful public health policies and schemes. From India our Ayushman Bharat and Jan Arogya scheme may be useful case studies for our friends in the region. Such collaborations can become the pathway for greater regional collaboration amongst us in other areas too” he mentioned on the on-line workshop

The Prime Minister ended his speech by urging nations to focus on what unites all of the nations in order that the South Asian area can come collectively to battle towards different frequent ills like poverty, local weather disaster, and illiteracy. He added that for twenty first century to be the Asian century, higher integration is required for the nations of South Asia and Indian Ocean Island.

“If we focus on all that unites us our region can overcome not only the present pandemic but our other challenges too,” PM Modi mentioned.

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