Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday asserted that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has made India understand the need for a better health care system.
“In 2019, UNGA adopted a declaration on Universal Health Coverage which India aims to make a reality for citizens. Then COVID made us realize the need for a strong healthcare system,” Vardhan said at Ministerial Meeting on Universal Health Coverage.
He also added that India needs to incorporate public health surveillance data sharing in the primary and secondary health care, spurred by design reforms to enhance and build IT facilitated disease monitoring system.
Harsh Vardhan while speaking to the reporters said that as the festive season is around the corner, the public should be more careful towards taking precautions against Covid-19. Never to forget mask above the nose, frequently sanitize and wash hands, and lastly to maintain social distance.
In the rise of new cases 78,524 and 971 deaths reported on Thursday, India's COVID tally crossed 68 lakh mark as per Union Health Ministry. The COVID-19 count in the country stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases and 58,27,705 cured and discharged cases.