Speaking at the Global Covid summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the pandemic still rages on and it continues to disrupt lives and test our resilience. PM Narendra Modi participated in the Second Global Covid Virtual Summit on Thursday evening at the invitation of US President, Joe Biden.
"Last month, we laid the foundation of WHO Centre for Traditional Medicine in India with an aim to make this age-old knowledge available to the world. It is clear that a coordinated global response is required to combat future health emergencies," added PM Modi at the second Global Covid Summit.
While speaking about India's vaccination programme, Modi said: "Our vaccination program is the largest in the world. We have fully vaccinated almost 90% of the adult population and more than 50 million children. India manufactures four WHO-approved vaccines and has the capacity to produce 5 billion doses this year," Prime Minister Narendra Modi
he PM delivered his remarks in the opening session of the summit on the theme 'Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness'. Other participants are co-hosts of the event - Heads of State/Government of Belize in its capacity as Chair of CARICOM, Senegal as Chair of African Union, Indonesia as President of G20 and Germany as President of G7 respectively.
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and other dignitaries was also among the participants in the summit.
PM Modi had also participated in the first Global COVID virtual Summit hosted by Biden in September 2021.