Covid, a phase of a silent war: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the Boston Center of Excellence for Health and Human Development here today through Video Conference.

Congratulating the Boston Center of Excellence (BoCE) for Health and Human Development for bringing together experts to research a better cure and better healthcare for all, Dr. Harsh Vardhan compared the ongoing Pandemic to a transitory state of our civilization. He said, “We have not seen the Spanish Flu, World War I, and World war II. But we are living in a phase of a silent war. Over 100 million people perished. And in many cases, they could not be visited by their dear ones during the last moments of life. Their last-rites and funerals were also had to be done very humbly.  And those millions who survived also have many complications, besides the financial burden put on them.”

Saluting millions of front-line health workerswho bravely carried on with their duty in spite of risk and adversity, including professionals other than doctors and nurses likethe janitors, the EMT, ambulance doctors who are unseen pillars of the health care system, Dr. Harsh Vardhan elaborated India’s strategy to contain COVID.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan observed in this regard, “It is not the first one and definitely not the last one. But this COVID 19 will soon be a past episode of the 21st century. Our treatment protocol for COVID patients is well defined now. Fewer and fewer people infected are dying. We will have vaccines available very soon, and the cases will significantly go down in the next few months.”

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