Digital Desk, New Delhi. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday appealed to tackle the rise in COVID-19 cases and follow the lessons learned from the last two waves of infection.
He said, we should consider it our religion and duty to follow the Kovid-19 protocol at all times – wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, immunization and keeping ourselves and our community safe.
Talking about the importance of vaccination in the age group of 15 to 18 years, Naidu urged the parents of children in the newly eligible age group to vaccinate their children at the earliest.
He called upon public minded individuals, social advocacy groups, medical professionals and the government to reach out to as many people as possible and get rid of the hesitation to get the vaccine, as all these are helping in the collective fight against the COVID-19 infection in India.
In a recorded opening message for the 15th Global Health Summit organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the Vice President praised Indian-origin medical professionals for making their mark in every corner of the world. He said that the belief of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family) is the recognition of the civilizational value of our country.
Naidu said Indian-origin doctors, especially in the US, have earned a splendid reputation and many of them hold top administrative positions in the country.
He is one of the most successful ambassadors of India’s value system.
Noting that Indian firms have collaborated with US-based organizations to produce the recently approved vaccines Corbevax and Corvovax, Naidu said, this experience clearly shows that Indo-US collaboration in healthcare is not only our Not only can benefit the country, but the whole world.
In the message, the Vice President said that health care centers in urban areas have technology, which attracts patients.
Naidu suggested that telehealth and other technological solutions should be seriously used for better delivery of healthcare in rural and remote areas.
He lauded Telangana for its excellent performance in the recently released fourth edition of NITI Aayog’s State Health Index. He expressed happiness that Telangana is also among the top three states in year-on-year incremental performance in health outcomes.