World leader! PM Narendra Modi gets massive praise from World Health Organization - Here is why
Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday took to Twitter to praise PM Narendra Modi.
Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday took to Twitter to praise PM Narendra Modi. He praised PM Narendra Modi for announcing relief package and help during coronavirus crisis to tackle Covid-19 pandemic.
D-G WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Twitter wrote, "My appreciation to Prime Minister @narendramodi for announcing a $24 billion package to support Flag of India's vulnerable populations during #COVID19 crisis, including:
-free food rations for 800M disadvantaged people
-cash transfers to 204M poor women
-free cooking gas for 80M households."
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added, "However, many developing countries will struggle to implement social welfare programs of this nature. Broad and expedited agreement on debt relief is essential to enable them to care for their people and avoid economic collapse. #Solidarity."
"Countries are asking ppl to #stayhome & shutting down population movement to limit #COVID19 transmission. These steps can have unintended consequences for the poorest & most vulnerable. I call on countries to ensure these populations have food & life essentials during the crisis," Ghebreyesus said on Twitter.
The Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Niramla Sitharaman had announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. While addressing the press conference, Sitharaman said “Today’s measures are intended at reaching out to the poorest of the poor, with food and money in hands, so that they do not face difficulties in buying essential supplies and meeting essential needs.”
The Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur was also present besides Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Debashish Panda, Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
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