Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey and United Kingdom’s Minister of State for South East Asia Affairs Lord Tariq Ahmed discussed bilateral relations in the health sector of the two countries through video conference today. The two Ministers discussed in detail the current status of the COVID-19 vaccine, its efforts to reach the public and the efforts being made by both countries to stop the pandemic.
Mr. Choubey said that COVID-19 has given humanity an opportunity to come together and fight this pandemic with full force and resolve.
Highlighting the need to include the theme of “Ayushman Bharat” in the agenda of the next joint working group meeting to enhance cooperation between the two countries, Mr. Choubey suggested to further cooperation in the fields of e-health, drug regulations, regulatory cooperation, pharma exports, collaborative research, capacity building, among others to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
UK’s Minister of State for South East Asia, Lord Tariq Ahmed took this occasion to discuss the work being done by India and the United Kingdom on the COVID-19 vaccine. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India’s critical help in the form of medicines during this transition period.