India helped over 150 nations in form of Covid vaccines: Rajya Sabha Dy chairman

India offers support to more than 150 affected countries in the form of Covid vaccines, medical equipment and medicines during the pandemic, Vice President Rajya Sabha Harivansh said in a keynote speech at the Conference 26th edition of the Speakers and Presidents of the Commonwealth of Nations (CSPOC) in Canberra, Australia.

Furthermore, the veteran minister said that India has facilitated the evacuation of stranded foreign nationals from different parts of India to around 123 countries.

Harivansh added that India has taken up the exclusive initiative “Vaccine Maitri” to provide Covid-19 “Made-in-India” vaccines to different countries around the world.

Under this initiative, as of the first week of December 2022, India has provided more than 282 million doses of vaccine to 101 countries and two UN organisations.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Dy said that Covid pandemic Undoubtedly one of the most severe public health emergencies of recent times, where all the countries of the world have been affected, despite the great loss of life and disruption. economic and social segment. Almost three years have passed and the world is still grappling with many of the challenges posed by the pandemic.

“I believe that the key to mitigating the negative impact of the crisis is solidarity and effective cooperation between the countries and India, as one of the largest democracies and a party to the crisis. responsible global participation, staying at the forefront of the fight against global challenges,” Harivansh said during the conference.

“Since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in India, we have followed the ‘whole government approach’ and the ‘whole society approach’. We have taken several measures to contain it. the spread of the virus, addressing major gaps in healthcare delivery, saving facilities, strengthening livelihoods, and restoring normalcy in areas such as education and jobs,” he added

Praising the government of India, he said that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Center had enacted the relevant laws in the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 to ensure the safety and adequate protection of medical personnel dealing with them. patient and disease management. “The Essential Goods Act of 1955 was amended to ensure that there were no food shortages and also to control commodity prices during pandemics. He added: “These changes have helped ensure food security for vulnerable areas of the country through the Public Distribution System (PDS).

He added, the National Assembly has also approved the budgets required by the Government to meet urgent requirements in the pandemic and post-pandemic period.

“Both the House of Commons and the Secretariat of the Indian National Congress are taking advantage of this opportunity and ensuring that the highest level legislature fulfills its constitutional duties and obligations during the time of the pandemic. Despite the increased contagion and travel restrictions, the National Assembly continues to hold its sessions, as required by the Constitution, in normal times, and Sessions are convened directly in the context of COVID-appropriate safety arrangements are elaborately built to comply with WHO guidelines,” he added.

Chairman Dy added that India has also developed a National e-Vidhaan App (NeVA) with the theme of ‘One Country One App’ to make all legislatures in India well connected. digital.

“We, in India, have always believed in the values ​​of integration and unity. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, meaning the whole world is one family, is our core philosophy,” said Harivansh.

Speaking on India’s G-20 Presidency, Mr. Harivansh said that as India assumes the G20 Presidency, the philosophy promotes ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, once again. There will be an innovation focus as we remain committed to extending support to every effort made to mitigate global challenges.

Undoubtedly, India will be the nation that together with the global community will chart the way forward for lasting global peace and shared prosperity.

Vice President Rajya Sabha, Harivansh is leading India’s representative at the 26th Commonwealth Speakers and Presidency Officials Conference (CSPOC) in Canberra, Australia to be held from 3-6 January year 2023.

The most recent such conference was held in Canada in January 2020. The next conference is scheduled to be held in Uganda in 2024.

(With ANI input)

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