India participated in The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan to promote great regional cooperation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
India was represented by Rajiv Garg, the Director General of Health Services who was assisted by experts from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Most SAARC countries were represented at the official level.
A detailed presentation at the conference on how it responds to the situation & about its efforts to increase production of medicines and essential materials besides its research on drugs and vaccines to confront the pandemic.
Highlighted the successful use and promising future of new and innovative technology-based solutions such as the mobile app ‘Aarogya Setu’ to maximize community outreach and intervention.
Creation of a dedicated website developed by SAARC Disaster Management Centre in Gandhinagar and promoting a separate network of health and trade officials deal with the pandemic at the regional level.