32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting

Published on May 15, 2020
Current Context: Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting which was conducted through video conference.
32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting

  • The theme of the conference was "Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response."
  • The conference highlighted the measures taken by the Indian government to fight against COVID-19.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhanpraised the efforts taken by the health workers as well as civic bodies in combating novel coronavirus.
  • He stressed the various measures like lockdown activity, keeping surveillance at the entry point in order to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 in the public areas.
  • Also, he mentioned the efforts taken by the officials to evacuate the people stuck abroad amidst lockdown situations, health infrastructure, etc.
  • He also motivated the need to work on the causes of the pandemic and discover drugs and vaccines to control transmission and prevent a recurrence.
  • Rs.90,000 crore has been allotted to power distribution companies.
  • He discussed that India has provided essential medicines such as Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to around 100 needy countries, extending solidarity and support during this time of crisis.

Question:

Q.1 What was the theme for 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting?
a.  Combating COVID-19
b. Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 Response
c. Commonwealth response on COVID-19
d. Tackling and finding solution on COVID-19

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