United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India’s grass-roots health system is helping the country ensure one of the best recovery rates in the world as he highlighted the government”s efforts to make the fight against the pandemic a people”s movement.
In his first address to the world body after India was overwhelmingly elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council last month, Modi said the COVID-19 pandemic has “severely tested” the resilience of all nations.
“In India, we have tried to make the fight against the pandemic a people”s movement, by combining the efforts of Government and society,” Modi said in his virtual address to the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC, which comes as the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world and causing unprecedented health and economic challenges.
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Modi said in India’s fight against COVID-19, the grass-roots health system is helping the country ensure one of the best recovery rates in the world.
India”s COVID-19 tally crossed the 10 lakh-mark on Friday. So far 25,602 people have died in India due to COVID-19, which has infected over 1.3 crore people globally and killed nearly 6 lakh others. In India, the total number of recovered cases rose to 6,35,756 on Friday.