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India better prepared this year to beat COVID-19 compared to 2020: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister also said that in 2021, the country is better prepared mentally and physically with more experience to beat the pandemic as compared to last year.

April 27, 2021 / 07:08 PM IST
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health. (File image)

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health. (File image)

India is better prepared mentally and physically this year with more experience to beat the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to 2020, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.

He made the remarks while inaugurating a series of blood donation camps at 13 locations in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh through a webinar in the presence of Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur, a health ministry statement said.

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The camps are being organised by the Competent Foundation with the help of various associations, NGOs and blood banks in wake of fulfilling the blood requisition due to COVID-19 pandemic, it said.