Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that when the corona epidemic was at its peak, India sent Hydroxychloroquine to more than 150 countries.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. (File photo)
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressed the 40th anniversary of AGE-CARE India and ‘Elders Day’ ceremony at India International Center in New Delhi on Sunday. On this occasion, AIIMS director Professor R. Guleria and other senior people from the medical sector were present. During this, the Union Minister talked about India’s handling of the difficult challenges faced during the epidemic, as well as remembering the contribution and sacrifice of health workers.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that as soon as WHO reported suspected cases of pneumonia in China, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare started action at the same time and formed an expert group within 48 hours. He told the people present at the ceremony that in the beginning of the corona epidemic, where there was only one lab for testing it all over the country, now their number has increased to more than 2000. With this, the corona test of more than 10 lakh people is being done daily in the country today.
‘India sends hydroxychloroquine to more than 150 countries’
The minister said that when the epidemic was at its peak, India exported Hydroxychloroquine to more than 150 countries. At the same time, today more than 7.5 crore doses of corona vaccine have been given across the country under the vaccination campaign being carried out to deal with corona and with this more than 6.5 crore doses have been sent to other countries. He said that the government is committed to the welfare of all the people and especially the elders of the country and that is why the elderly are being given priority for vaccination.
Appreciating the contribution of health workers during the epidemic, the Union Minister specifically mentioned the contribution of mothers who, despite knowing about the danger to their children in the medical sector, in difficult times like the Corona period, He did not ask for refusal to treat Corona patients. Taking this, he said, “God is everywhere and to prove this, he created mother”.
Union Minister mentioned PM Modi’s speech
The Minister has given Dr. DR. Chairman of Age-Care India (AGE-CARE India). Initiating to honor two veterans of the medical sector, praising Karthikeyan. At the same time, he also appreciated the work being done by the Age-Care India for the elders of the country. He referred to the speech given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) in 2017, in which he called for two humanism and nationalism to sustain India.
The minister encouraged the people to strive towards creating a ‘new India’ and said that organizations like Age-Care Injia can play a big role in such an effort. In the ceremony, he also informed that ‘National Program on Health Care for Elderly (NPHCE)’ is already being run by the Ministry of Health to address the different health related problems of the elderly.
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