India proposes online platform for Saarc to jointly combat coronavirus - Govt.in - Telling the truth- always!
COVID-19

India proposes online platform for Saarc to jointly combat coronavirus

NEW DELHI: India has proposed setting up of a common electronic platform for all Saarc nations to share expertise and best practices in jointly combatting the coronavirus pandemic.
India made the proposal at a video-conference of senior health officials of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries on Thursday.
More on Covid-19
Coronavirus pandemic: Complete Coverage
21-day lockdown: What will stay open and what won’t
How to quarantine yourself at home
Trust the newspaper for your daily verified news
The Saarc is a regional grouping comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
At an India-initiated video-conference of Saarc leaders on March 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested that health professionals of the member nations could come together to jointly fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus lockdown: Latest updates
“India proposed a shared electronic platform for all Saarc nations to share and exchange information, knowledge, expertise and best practices for jointly combatting the coronavirus epidemic,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
It was informed that considerable work had already gone into the creation of the platform, which could also serve as a multipurpose vehicle to further discuss and conduct activities such as online training for emergency response personnel, the MEA said.
The Indian side proposed that till the electronic platform is fully operational, a network of experts representing the health services of all Saarc countries may be set up on email or WhatsApp to enable exchange of all relevant information on a real-time basis.

  • Source

    TOI

Follow

Advertisement

Log in

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy