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Need to focus on creating effective health systems, says Harsh Vardhan

Flattening the COVID-19 curve globally will require international, multi-sectoral collaborative efforts so that health systems have sufficient capacities to address the flux of complicated cases, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today, laying stress on the need for creating effective health systems for improved pandemic preparedness.

These remarks were made by Mr. Vardhan at the Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting through video conference on Thursday, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The minister extolled the virtues of investing in public health, an approach already underway in India. Addressing the meet, Mr. Vardhan said the current pandemic and the global crisis highlights, more than ever, the need for national and global solidarity. – PTI