India proposes online platform for SAARC to jointly combat coronavirus

At an India-initiated video conference of SAARC leaders on March 15, Modi suggested that health professionals of the member nations could come together to jointly fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Indian side proposed that till the electronic platform is fully operational, a network of experts representing the health services of all SAARC countries may set up on email/whatsapp to enable exchange of all relevant information on real time basis.
NEW DELHI: India has proposed a common electronic platform for all Saarc nations to share and exchange information, knowledge, expertise and best practices for jointly combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

This proposal was made at a meeting of Saarc health officials on Thursday evening. The Indian side further proposed that till such time the electronic platform is fully operational, a network of experts representing the health services of all Saarc countries may set up an e-mail and whatsApp group to exchange all relevant information on a real time basis, according to officials.

At the meeting the Indian side informed other participants that considerable work has already gone into the creation of the platform, which could also serve as a multipurpose vehicle to further discuss and conduct activities.

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