WHO chief lauds PM Modi’s commitment to end Covid-19 pandemic

New Delhi (NVI): World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic that has so far infected over 32 million people in the world while claiming over 9,95,000 deaths.

The WHO chief said that the pandemic can be defeated together by mobilising forces and resources. “Thank you for your commitment to solidarity, Flag of India Prime Minister @narendramodi. Only together, by mobilizing our forces and resources jointly for the common good, can we end the #COVID19 pandemic,” Tedros tweeted.

Yesterday, while addressing the virtual 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that “as the largest vaccine producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today. India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis.”

“Even during these very difficult times of the raging pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries,” PM said.

The Prime Minister’s address was a pre-recorded video statement that was broadcast at the UNGA hall in New York as it is being conducted mostly virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“As the largest vaccine producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today. India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis,” Modi said.

“Today, the people of India are concerned whether this reform process will ever reach its logical conclusion. For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of the United Nations?” PM Modi asked at UNGA.

-ARK