The Coronavirus epidemic in India is out of control, with more than 300,000 new cases in a single day for 10 consecutive days, and the medical system is on the verge of collapse. Despite this, India has rejected the UN’s integrated supply chain assistance for its epidemic-related supplies, and claims that India has a “sound system” to handle the required work.
Indian media “India” reported that the Deputy Spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary-General Haq said on Tuesday (27th), “One of the things we do is, if needed, we can provide integrated supply chain assistance. , We were told (India) that there is no need to do this because India has a fairly sound system to deal with this issue. But our proposal is still valid, and we are willing to help in any way.”
Regarding the question of whether important supplies of UN agencies are expected to arrive in India during the crisis, Huck said, “So far we have not received requests for assistance, but as I said, if we are needed, we do have someone willing to help. Including those who deal with operational issues and logistical issues, we are contacting staff in India to see if this is useful.”
With the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in India, the United Nations has maintained contact with the Indian authorities at various levels. Hacker said that Viotti, the chief of staff of the United Nations Secretary-General, has been in contact with India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tirumuti, regarding the situation in India. Other UN officials have also maintained contact with Indian officials in New York and local Indian officials.
Hack added that the United Nations is also working to ensure that staff in India are taken care of so that they will not burden India’s medical system.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly Bozker also expressed concern about the surge in coronavirus cases in India.