New York: Declining the help provided by the United Nations of its built-in provide chain for Covid-related materials, India has instructed the intergovernmental organisation that it has a “robust system” to take care of the required logistics.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres deputy spokesman Farhan Haq, who confirmed the event on this regard, stated “one of the things we did is we offered the assistance of our integrated supply chain if it was required”.
“We’ve been told at this point that it’s not needed because India has a reasonably robust system to deal with this. But our offer stands, and we’re willing to help in whatever way we can,” PTI quoted Haq as saying in response to a poser.
“None have been sought so far, but like I said, we do have people, including our people who deal with operational and logistical issues who are willing to help, if we’re needed, and we’re in touch with our counterparts in India to see whether that will be useful,” he added when requested on whether or not any shipments of important supplies from UN businesses are anticipated to succeed in India amid the disaster.
The UN chief’s deputy spokesman stated Chef de Cabinet to the United Nations Secretary-General Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti has been in contact with India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti, over the COVID-19 scenario in India, including different officers too have additionally been in contact with thee officers each in New York and on the bottom.
Asserting the UN can be ensuring that its personal workers, whether or not worldwide or nationwide, in India are taken care of in order that they don’t place a burden on the healthcare system of India, Haq additional stated: “And luckily, we’ve maintained a very low level of cases.”
“So, we’ve, I think, been succeeding at trying to do that and making sure that we’re not pressuring a healthcare system that already is facing extreme challenges,” he added.
The deputy spokesman had earlier in the course of the every day press briefing on Tuesday stated the UN colleagues on the bottom in India proceed supporting the authorities and communities to deal with the pandemic’s impacts.
Haq stated the UN entities have been coaching well being employees by way of the UN Women initiatives, including the UN workforce has additionally partnered with employers’ and employees’ organisations to advertise jobs and entrepreneurship alternatives.
“We are also focusing on getting jobs for 10 million young people,” he added.
Haq additional stated over 13,000 girls and youth, together with returnee migrants, are being educated by way of entrepreneurship programmes led by UN Women and ILO.
The deputy spokesman, nonetheless, put the ball within the court docket of the World Health Organisation (WHO) when requested concerning the resurgence of the COVID-19 variant in India and whether or not main political rallies or non secular festivals ought to be held in the course of the pandemic.
“We’ve been warning about the sort of precautions that need to be taken in every country, and certainly, we want to make sure that all of the various precautions that have been recommended by the World Health Organization are followed through by every country,” he stated.
Emphasizing that one of many classes that have to be clear at this stage is that it gained’t be solved for any nation till the Covid-19 pandemic is basically confronted and defeated in each nation, Haq stated: “Although there are different places that are thankfully making progress with measures, including vaccinations or local quarantines or other different precautions, we have to remain vigilant.”