For coping with the coronavirus pandemic at global level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested following ‘ One earth, One health’ approach in the G7 Summit’ outreach session held last Saturday.
The Group of Seven (G7) comprises the UK, France, the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany and Italy. As the head of the G7, The United Kingdom has invited India, Australia, South Africa, and South Korea to the Summit as guest countries.
By highlighting global unity and integrity, and solidarity to avoid future pestilence, Modi focused on the crucial roles and responsibilities of democratic and transparent societies to deal with such issues and challenges.
“The prime minister committed India’s support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7’s support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) waiver on COVID-related technologies,” – report.
According to the reports, Australia and many other countries are in the strong support of India with Modi’s call to wave patents on COVID-19 Vaccines to increase and boost the production.
“Taken part in the @G7 summit session on health. Thanked partners for the support during the recent Covid-19 wave. India supports global action to prevent future pandemics. ‘one earth, one health’ is our message to humanity,” Modi tweeted. Modi also praised and appreciated the G7 and other guest countries who have provided support to India in the recent wave of Coronavirus.
“He also explained India’s successful use of open-source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India’s willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries,” – the statement.