The World Bank has offered $1 billion to the Indian government for a proposed India COVID-19 emergency response and health systems preparedness project. This four-year project aims to develop the preparedness of India’s health care systems in the time of the pandemic.
The idea of the project will be to respond and mitigate the COVID-19 threat and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in India, as per the project document. The World Bank funding is from its COVID-19 fast-track facility where both the entities (World Bank and the government of India) will work on following the best international practice.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of World Bank: David Robert Malpass.
- Headquarter of World Bank: Washington DC.