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Feb 19, 2021
7:56AM

PM calls for special visa for Doctors and Nurses and regional air ambulance agreement in South Asia to tackle any medical emergency

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India is working towards a healthy and COVID-19 free neighbourhood. Addressing a Workshop on COVID-19 Management-Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward with nearly ten neighboring countries virtually, Mr Modi said all countries have learned from each other from best practices.

The Prime Minister said India has achieved the lowest fatality rate globally. Mr Modi said all countries should maintain collaborative spirit during the vaccination. Mr Modi suggested that there should be special visas for medical professionals and arrangement for special Air ambulance. Prime minister said, India's Ayushman Bharat can be a case study for all the regional countries for healthcare. The Prime Minister insisted that a regional platform may be created for studies on forecasting future pandemics.

Mr Modi emphasised that the 21st century is Asia's century and it can not be achieved without greater integration of South Asia and Indian Ocean Island countries.

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