The meeting was attended by a number of dignitaries and nationwide heads, and representatives of numerous stakeholders like World Bank, UNDP, UNHRC and International Renewable Energy Agency.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reiterated a large interdependence amongst numerous sectors whereas underlining the necessity to guarantee inter-connectedness throughout the sectors is mirrored in insurance policies for efficient and sustainable service supply, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has mentioned.
Mr. Vardhan made the remarks whereas addressing the first meeting of the World Health Organization High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy Platform of Action on Wednesday night time by means of video-conference, a Health Ministry assertion mentioned.
The meeting was attended by a number of dignitaries and nationwide heads, and representatives of numerous stakeholders like World Bank, UNDP, UNHRC, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and so on.
“The pandemic, as well as the enormous efforts to manage it, have reiterated the massive interdependence amongst various sectors. It has also underlined the need to ensure that inter-connectedness across sectors needs to be reflected in our policies to ensure an effective and sustainable service delivery,” he mentioned in his tackle, in keeping with the assertion.
“An expert body called the National Action Plan on Climate Change and Human Health was constituted by our government with the multiple objectives of creating awareness amongst the general population, health-care providers and policy makers regarding impact of climate change on human health,” Mr. Vardhan mentioned.
This National Expert Group submitted its report lately in April 2021 with inclusion of Subject Specific Health Action Plans on recognized Climate Sensitive Diseases and ‘One Health’, he added.
In the context of “Green and Climate Resilient Healthcare Facilities”, India turned a signatory to the Malé Declaration in 2017 and agreed to advertise climate-resilient healthcare amenities to have the ability to stand up to any climatic occasion.
“India is today in a unique position to pioneer a new model of economic development of low carbon emission and inclusive development where the attainment of universal health coverage is also one the major determinant factors.”
“We believe that it is the need of the hour to exhibit firm political and financial commitment to mobilise resources for strengthening the capacity of the health and energy sectors. As nations prepare for the COVID-19 aftermath, there is a tremendous opportunity for a global reset. Ambitious green stimulus plans will help countries restore their economies while deepening their energy transition. I am confident that the collaboration and collective action of this coalition group will help to achieve a greener and healthier planet,” Mr. Vardhan mentioned.