WHO hails India, PM Modi for support to global Covid response | India News

NEW DELHI: World Health Organisation (WHO) director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday lauded India and PM Narendra Modi for the country’s support to the global Covid-19 response.
“Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi for your continued support to the global Covid-19 response. Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods,” Tedros said in a tweet.
India has supplied Covid-19 vaccines to 13 foreign countries, including its neighbours like Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. The government has also conducted training of immunisation programme managers using Indian vaccines covering all aspects of vaccine rollout.
On Friday, the United States also applauded India for gifting Covid-19 vaccines to several countries, saying New Delhi is a “true friend” which is using its pharma industry to help the global community.
Brazilian President Jair M Bolsonaro also took to his official Twitter handle to thank PM Modi for vaccine supplies. Bolsonaro tweeted, “Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. Thank you for assisting us with the vaccine exports from India to Brazil. Dhanyavaad”
India, which is a major supplier of medicines and pharmaceutical products to the world has played a significant role even during Covid-19.

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