Modi recommends local Air Ambulance contract for South Asia

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Thursday recommended an unique visa scheme for doctors and nurses and a local Air Ambulance arrangement for South Asia and Indian Ocean countries to deal with the Covid circumstance and beyond it.This proposal was made when the Prime Minister resolved a workshop on” Covid-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Method Forward” with health leaders, experts and officials of 10 neighbouring nations viz Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka in addition to Indian authorities and experts.Modi lauded the method the health systems of the countries complied throughout the pandemic and for fulfilling the challenge in the most densely populated area with collaborated response.The Prime Minister remembered creation of COVID-19 Emergency situation Response Fund to satisfy the immediate expenses of combating the pandemic and sharing of resources – medications, PPE, and testing equipment. He likewise kept in mind sharing of experiences and learning from each other’s best practices in testing, infection control and medical waste management.”This spirit of cooperation is an important take-away from this pandemic. Through our openness and determination, we have actually handled to achieve among the lowest death rates on the planet. This deserves to be applauded. Today, the hopes of our area and the world are focused on rapid implementation of vaccines. In this too, we must maintain the same cooperative and collaborative spirit” said the Prime Minister.Asking the nations to raise the aspiration even more, the Prime Minister suggested producing an unique visa scheme for our physicians and nurses, so that they can travel quickly within our region throughout health emergencies, on the request of the getting country.He likewise asked whether Civil Aviation ministries can collaborate a regional Air Ambulance arrangement for medical contingencies. He also suggested that a regional platform can be developed for collating, compiling and studying information about the efficiency of COVID-19 vaccines among our populations.Furthermore, he asked whether a regional network for promoting technology-assisted public health, for preventing future pandemics can be created.Beyond COVID-19, the Prime Minister recommended sharing of successful public health policies and schemes. He recommended, from India, Ayushman Bharat and Jan Arogya plans may be useful case-studies for the region.”If the 21st Century is to be the Asian Century, it can not lack higher integration among the countries of South Asia and the Indian Ocean island nations. The spirit of local uniformity that you have actually shown during the pandemic has actually proven that such combination is possible,” the Prime Minister noted.All nations including Pakistan supported the PM’s 5 proposals, sources informed. They proposed a structured discussion for local cooperation on these propositions to take them forward.Also all nations (except Pakistan which has actually not received vaccines) thanked India and PM for India’s products of vaccines and earlier of numerous medicines, equipment and training.All concurred that there was a requirement for such cooperation on a regional basis for battling such pandemics.

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