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G20 health meeting in Goa, Mandaviya said that everyone needs to break out of the cycle of fear

UNION HEALTH Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated on Tuesday that it was crucial to collectively break the “cycle of panic” and not allow pandemic fatigue to diminish ongoing efforts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.

“It is imperative that we collectively break the cycle of panic and apathy and that we do not allow pandemic fatigue to diminish our ongoing efforts on pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response. In his keynote address at the conclusion of the 2nd G20 health working group meeting in Goa, Mandaviya stated that the G20 health working group is headed in the correct direction in terms of jointly creating a positive impact on future global health architecture.

Mandaviya stated The Deccan Era, “(Covid) cases are rising. The presence of a sub-variant has been detected. Cases are anticipated to increase for approximately two months before declining.

On Tuesday morning, the minister visited a Janaushadhi Kendra in Panjim, Goa, and told the media that India has never linked the health sector with commerce. He also reaffirmed the government’s pledge to rid India of tuberculosis by 2025.

“For India, commerce is secondary to health… “The health sector is a service sector,” he declared.

Today (Tuesday), delegates from invited nations and international organisations visited the Janaushadhi Kendra. I am pleased to report that more than 9,500 of these centres are currently operating in India and that affordable medications are available. “The delegates inquired about this programme [Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana] and praised it as extremely beneficial for the poor and middle-class,” he explained.

“They expressed a desire to implement this programme in their respective countries and requested India’s assistance. We have informed the countries that the Indian government will provide all conceivable assistance if they intend to implement it, he said.

Mandaviya stated that the government is working on a model to assist middle-income and low-middle-income countries that have expressed interest in the programme.

Later, the minister visited a health and wellness centre in Corlim, Goa, where he announced India’s goal of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025.

“The global goal is to eliminate tuberculosis by 2030. We intend to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025. The global health care system consists of three levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary. I would like to inform the delegates that India has a four-tiered health care system, including primary, secondary, tertiary, and ASHA. During the Covid crisis, ASHA workers in India were extremely beneficial because they were in contact with families on the ground and provided information to primary and community health centres,” he added.

Mandaviya praised the health sector amenities in Goa, stating that people, particularly those from low-income households, had access to primary healthcare facilities. “They have wellness facilities, Janaushadhi Kendras, and a medical college. At health and wellness centres, individuals can receive primary care. He added that teleconsultation services are also effective in the state.

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