Covid replace: With an intention to strengthen the diplomatic relations with neighbouring nations together with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for Covidiplomacy. Taking ahead the “spirit of collaboration”, PM Modi advised a particular visa scheme for medical doctors and nurses and a regional Air Ambulance settlement amongst 10 neighbouring international locations involving India.
“If the 21st Century is to be the Asian Century, it cannot be without greater integration among the countries of South Asia and the Indian Ocean island countries. The spirit of regional solidarity that you have shown during the pandemic has proven that such integration is possible,” PM Modi stated whereas addressing a workshop on “Covid-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward” with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, and Sri Lanka alongside with Indian officers and specialists.
Special visa scheme, regional Air Ambulance settlement in Asia!
PM Modi proposed the creation of a particular visa scheme for our medical doctors and nurses, citing that it will assist them journey shortly inside the area throughout a well being emergency on the request of the receiving nation. Apart from this, PM Modi sought to know whether or not the civil aviation ministries of the respective can coordinate a regional Air Ambulance settlement for medical contingencies.
PM Modi has additionally proposed that every one the nations collaborating within the workshop create a regional platform for collating, compiling, and finding out information concerning the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among the many populations of those international locations. PM Modi additionally requested whether or not a regional community for selling technology-assisted epidemiology, for stopping future pandemics will be created or not.
PM Modi recalled the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to fulfill the quick prices of preventing the pandemic and sharing of assets – medicines, PPE, and testing tools. He additionally famous the sharing of experiences and studying from one another’s greatest practices in testing, an infection management, and medical waste administration. “This spirit of collaboration is a valuable takeaway from this pandemic. Through our openness and determination, we have managed to achieve one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. This deserves to be applauded. Today, the hopes of our region and the world are focused on the rapid deployment of vaccines. In this too, we must maintain the same cooperative and collaborative spirit,” stated PM Modi.