Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised India's efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supporting fairness. He also urged other countries to follow the example of India.
"Thanks Prime Minister @narendramodi for supporting #VaccinEquity. Your commitment to #COVAX and sharing #COVID19 vaccine doses is helping 60+ countries start vaccinating their #healthworkers and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus posted on his official Twitter handle.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' tweet comes less than a week after urging nations and drug manufacturers to accelerate the production and distribution of vaccines worldwide. He warned that if some countries go ahead with their vaccination campaigns and leave others behind in their bid then the world could go to "square one".
Earlier in January, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had praised India and PM Modi for the ongoing support for the global COVID-19 response against the coronavirus pandemic.
"Thank you India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your continued support for the global COVID-19 response. Only if we stay together and share all the information, we can stop this virus and make life Can save," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus posted on Twitter.
It should be noted that India has supplied COVID-19 vaccines to about 60 countries including its neighbors Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal.