India's healthcare system ensured one of the best recovery rates in coronavirus
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that India India has “one of the best Covid-19 recovery rates in the world”. The coronavirus has infected more than 1 million Indians so far.
Addressing the United Nations at the High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the PM said, “in the fight against Covid, our grass-roots health system is helping India ensure one of the best recovery rates in the world. We are also on track to remove TB by 2025.”
"Be it earthquakes, cyclones, Ebola crisis or any other natural or man-made crisis, India has responded with speed and solidarity. In our joint fight against COVID, we have extended medical and other assistance to over 150 countries," he further said.
This was the first time PM Modi addresses the UN ever since India was elected a non-permanent member of the powerful Security Council last month. The theme of this year’s High-Level Segment is ‘Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary’.
The death rate due to coronavirus in India is much lower than the rest of the world's average. Globally, the mortality rate of the disease is about 4.3 per cent, while in India, it has dropped to 2.55 per cent now.
The United States, with more than 1.35 lakh deaths, has a mortality rate of about 3.98, while Brazil, with over 74,000 deaths, has a mortality rate of 3.84 per cent. Compared to India, these two countries had much higher number of deaths when they crossed the one million infection mark.
Referring the Covid-19 pandemic, Modi said India has always prided itself as the first responder in the region – a friend in need.