Coronavirus pandemic | Panel led by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant starts working on response strategy
The panel held its first meeting on March 30, which saw attendance from several representatives of the private sector and industry.
March 31, 2020 / 09:38 AM IST
A panel led by NITI Aayog chief executive officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant has begun working on a response strategy to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Empowered Committee held its first meeting on March 30, which saw attendance from several representatives of the private sector and industry.
Representatives of organisations such as ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) attended the meeting.
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NGOs and international organisations have also been included in the committee, according to a report by The Economic Times.
The panel has roped in representatives of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme and the Unicef, the report said.
The panel is one of the 11 committees formed on March 29 under the Disaster Management Act to form quick action plans to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
The group of officers will frame a medical emergency action plan in the next few days, the report added.