Global Kovid Summit: PM Modi spoke big on reforms in WTO and WHO, praised India’s vaccination campaign fiercely

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the second Global Kovid Summit on Thursday. In the virtual address, PM Modi said that the Kovid epidemic disrupts life. It disrupts supply chains and tests the resilience of open societies. In India, we have adopted a people-centric strategy against the pandemic.

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He said that we have made the highest ever allocation in our annual health care budget. Our vaccination program is the largest in the world. Our vaccination program is the largest in the world. We have fully vaccinated almost 90% of the adult population and over 50 million children. India manufactures four WHO-approved vaccines and has the capacity to produce 5 billion doses this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that we have supplied 200 million doses of Kovid vaccine to 98 countries. India has developed low-cost COVID mitigation technology for testing, treatment and data management. We have offered these capabilities to other countries as well.

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We have made the highest-ever allocation to our annual healthcare budget. Our vaccination program is the largest in the world: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 2nd #GlobalCOVIDSummit

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During his address at the Second Digital Global Summit organized by the US on COVID, he said that India has developed low-cost ‘Covid Mitigation Technology’ for testing, treatment and data management. We shared these capabilities with other countries. India’s ‘Genomics Consortium’ has made a significant contribution to the global database on viruses.

He said that it is clear that there is a need for a coordinated global approach to address the emergency health challenges. We must build sound global supply chains and ensure equitable access to vaccines and medicines.

He stressed the need to strengthen and reform the WHO to create a more resilient global health security framework. He stressed the need to make the WTO rules, especially TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) more flexible.