PM Narendra Modi addresses WEF’s Davos Dialogue :
In the midst of numerous doubts, I’m here with a message of belief, positivity and hope from over 1.3 billion Indians.
When COVID arrived, India had its share of problems. At the beginning of last year, several experts and organizations had made several predictions that India would be most affected by the pandemic.
Someone had even said that 700-800 million would be infected and someone had said that over 2 million Indians would die from the pandemic. Looking at the condition of countries with better health infrastructure, the world was right in worrying about us.
India, however, took a proactive public participation approach and developed a COVID-specific health infrastructure and trained its resources to fight COVID. We also used technology for testing and tracking.
18% of world’s population is in India, a country that saved mankind from a big disaster by saving its citizens from the pandemic.
We’re not only fulfilling our needs of PPE kits and masks, but also exporting and helping other countries. India has started the world’s largest vaccination drive as well.
India has vaccinated over 2 million health workers. In the next few months, we would complete our target of vaccinating 300 million old people and people with co-morbidities.
We guided the world how India’s traditional medicine, Ayurveda, can help in improving immunity. Today, India is sending its vaccine to several countries and is helping in developing the infrastructure for successful vaccination, thus saving lives of citizens of other countries.
India’s upcoming vaccines will help other countries at a swifter pace to fight the pandemic. Even on the economic front, the situation is set to change in the post-COVID era.
India is starting a new initiative to provide a unique health ID to 1.3 billion citizens for easy access of healthcare. I assure that every success of India will help the world to succeed. Our Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission is fully committed to global good & global supply chain.
COVID crisis has taught us the basics of human values. Industry 4.0 is for humans, and not robots. We must ensure that technology becomes a tool for ease of living, and not a trap.