PM Modi suggest setting up of air ambulance network with Pakistan & 9 other neighboring countries
On February 18, PM Modi addressed the health workshop on COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward and appreciated the efforts of neighboring countries on how they tackled the pandemic which bought economies and health care sector of various countries to it’s knees.
While addressing the seminar Prime Minister asked the neighboring countries to create a special visa policy which would allows medical staffs and workers to travel and reach quickly anywhere during health emergencies and when such request are made by the countries. The PM also asked governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh if they can set up a regional air ambulance agreement for medical emergencies and if the civil aviation ministers to both the nations could set up a meeting about the same and coordinate.
The seminar was attended by healthcare experts and leaders of 10 countries i.e., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka including India.
He also suggested that all the countries should maintain, compile and study the data about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and also they should develop regional tools for promoting technological assisted epidemiology so that such pandemics can be prevented/ avoided in the future.