New Delhi – Indias response has been proactive, pre-emptive and graded in handling situation arising out of COVID-19 outbreak, said Dr. Harsh Vardhan,Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, while participating in a virtual interactive session with Health Ministers of member countries of World Health Organization (WHO) on the measures being taken for containment of COVID-19.

At the outset, Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated, The current situation on COVID-19 in the world is alarming and requires special measures to mitigate the number of casualties.Exhorting the WHO officials, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, We are meeting in troubled times and we have to work together by sharing our best practices to eradicate COVID-19.

He stated, India was first to respond to COVID -19 and stands on a better footing then the rest of the world because of the valuable and sincere services of our Corona warriors. Referring to the active surveillance efforts made by the Government agencies to monitor potential victims or carriers of the disease. He said, We know the enemy and its whereabouts. We are able to check this enemy through community surveillance, issuance of various advisories, cluster containment and dynamic strategy.