World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspAP

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Prior to that, PM Modi had expressed his appreciation for WHO’s important role in facilitating a coordinated global response to the Covid-19 pandemic


PM Modi also informed Tedros about the planned celebration of Ayurveda Day in India on November 13 under the theme of ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19’

New York: World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday lauded India’s efforts in the battle against coronavirus and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “strong commitment” to bring out ‘Covax’ and make Covid-19 vaccines available globally.

“I thank Prime Minister @narendramodi for his strong commitment to COVAX and making COVID-19 vaccines available globally. The pandemic is a huge challenge for the world, and we agreed to work shoulder to shoulder to end it,” Tedros said in a post on social media platform Twitter.

His comments came after a “very productive” telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Modi where they discussed ways to strengthen the collaboration between WHO and India to advance access, knowledge and research in traditional medicine.

“Namaste, Prime Minister @narendramodi, for a very productive call on how to strengthen our collaboration and advance access to knowledge, research and training in traditional medicine globally. @WHO welcomes India’s Flag of India leading role in global health, and to universal health coverage,” he said in an earlier tweet.

Prior to that, PM Modi had expressed his appreciation for WHO’s important role in facilitating a coordinated global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the PMO said in a statement, adding that the Prime Minister noted the need to not lose sight of the battle against other diseases, and appreciated the importance of WHO’s support to the health systems of developing countries.

“The Prime Minister and the Director General had a productive discussion on the value of Traditional Medicinal Systems, especially for enhancing wellness and immunity of the global population. They agreed on the need for integrating traditional medicine solutions into modern medical practice through holistic protocols, and for careful scientific validation of time-tested traditional medicine products and practices,” the PMO statement said.

PM Modi also informed Dr Tedros about the planned celebration of Ayurveda Day in India on November 13 under the theme of ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19’.



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