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Pandemic policy needed for economy: India at G20 health group meeting

Countries must work collectively to preserve themselves in such crises, says minister

G20 Health Working Group meeting
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G20 Health Working Group meeting

BS Reporter Chennai
Managing pandemics should be a key part of India’s health policy due to the economic impact of such crises, said a union minister on Wednesday at the first G20 Health Working Group meeting in Thiruvananthapuram under India’s presidency of the bloc.

The three-day summit will discuss prevention, preparedness and response towards health emergencies, cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector and digital health innovation. "Covid-19 will not be the last pandemic. The learnings must form the agenda for our preparedness and response together. We need to diversify our capabilities and ensure that collectively, we preserve ourselves in the face of any

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 1:53 PM IST

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