Keeping in view the centuries old bilateral relationship between India and Sudan, and recognizing the need of the Sudanese people, the people and Government of India delivered a consignment of essential and life saving medicines weighing 5.9 MT to the Federal Ministry of Health on 19th April 2021 for use by the people and government of Sudan to fight the pandemic and general health conditions. India, known as pharmacy of the world, was in forefront of ensuring supply of essential medicines during the critical phases of the current corona pandemic. Delivery of these essential medicines at critical times even further cemented India’s reputation as the ‘Pharmacy of the World’ and as a responsible stakeholder in global health care chains. Since the corona virus pandemic began, India has been at the forefront of supplying medicines and generic drugs to other countries. India decided, in these very difficult circumstances, to be a responsible member of the international community and take an internationalist and humanist view. It is also making its medical and public health expertise, experience and capacity development available to the friendly and partner countries through online courses. The global role played by India in responding to the pandemic and addressing the global demand for pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and, now for vaccines is an excellent demonstration of the Prime Minister of India’s broader vision of ‘‘Vasudaiva Kutumbkam’ i.e. the world is one family and “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaḥ” meaning May All be Happy. So far India has supplied life saving and essential medicines to 90 countries, to some of them as gift.
India and its people have always stood steadfastly with the Government and people of Sudan through thick and thin, and will continue to help Sudanese brothers and sisters through sharing experiences, expertise and resources wherever possible.