India will come out of COVID crisis comfortably: Union Minister HS Puri

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri has exuded confidence that India will come out of the crisis comfortably.

Speaking at concluding session of the Deccan Dialogue -III, the Minister said, as a country, we should have robust health care system in place to deal with major pandemic and we should not depend on any single region or country for supplies.

Stating that the COVID situation has rectified the gaps in the healthcare sector, the minister said making choice to make between Lives and Livelihoods is difficult.

He also said, the covid situation has come when the technology is getting boost, which helped to manage the situation in a better way.

Speaking about Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives, he said, these steps have helped in building resilience of the economy and also other sectors. 

Explaining about how Udan services were used for transporting life-line medicines and others within the country and to other countries, he said, Krishi Udaan is going to be a reality very soon, as it was mentioned in the Budget.

The third edition of Deccan Dialogue has deliberated upon aspects like India’s Critical Role in Healthcare Diplomacy and Atmanirbhar Bharat-Synchronising Globalisation.

It witnessed participation of Diplomats, senior officials, leaders of industry and other stakeholders are taking part in the day-long event.

Earlier, Secretary Economic Relations in External Affairs Ministry, Rahul Chhabra and Additional Secretary in Health Ministry, Arti Ahuja, among other officials and Dr Krishna Yella, Sarang Deo among others from the industry also interacted during the dialogue sharing their views and experiences.


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