India helping UN team: top officials – top officials helping united nations team in india
A spokesman for the United Nations, May 4 (UNI) Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Gutares, has said that the team of the world body in India is helping the authorities in dealing with the Kovid-19. Along with this, she is also helping to deal with misinformation.
Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephan Dujarric said in a daily press briefing on Monday that the United Nations team in India is working to promote the Secretary General’s ‘verified’ campaign that last year amid the Kovid-19 pandemic, trusted information and life-saving Was started for mentoring.
The ‘verified’ campaign launched in May last year aims to promote and share verified and science-based content and fact-based advice.
Dujarric said that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in India is helping with the National Immunization Strategy.
“The agency has translated the messages into multiple languages and has intensified its work with communities in 16 states,” he said.
The spokesperson said that the campaign to clear the falsehood has reached 21 million people in rural and urban areas and around six and a half lakh personnel at the frontline have been trained to promote important messages on vaccines.
He said that the United Nations team is working closely with community radio stations across the country to stop the spread of Kovid-19 and to reach out to more than 17 million people in rural areas to highlight the importance of vaccination.
Last week, UNICEF said it had sent vital supplies to India, including three thousand oxygen concentrators, diagnostic test kits, medical kits and other equipment.
UNICEF is helping to procure and install 25 oxygen plants for hospitals in the Northeast and Maharashtra.
The UN agency said in a statement that UNICEF and its partners are helping the Indian government to speed up vaccination and ensure that all groups receive the vaccine equally.
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