Mansukh Mandaviya to attend G20 health ministers’ meeting in Italy

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will begin his four-day visit to Rome, Italy, where he is expected to attend a meeting of the health ministers of the G20 countries, according to his office. The G20 health ministers’ meeting comes at a time when the world is going through a very difficult phase due to unprecedented health crisis in the form of Covid-19.

There are reviews of resurgence of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) which has already wreaked havoc internationally. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the US. India faced the deadly second wave of Covid during the months of April-May, when daily cases went up to as high as 4 lakh. However, since then, the cases have come down but still are in range of 40-50,000. On Friday, India mentioned challenges and alternatives in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic in the course of the BRICS digital well being summit. Union minister of state for well being and household welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar represented India on the conclave. She addressed the panel on India’s priorities in direction of full adoption of digital well being applied sciences in any respect ranges. A BRICS digital health declaration was adopted in presence of the health ministers of the countries which are part of the bloc.