New Delhi. Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) has a task to redefine itself to adapt to the changing role of the times to reach out to the larger population through innovative and collaborative measures. Need to prepare a plan. Mandaviya said, “Service and cooperation are part of our heritage and they are an integral part of our culture. These also underline and define the motto of the Indian Red Cross Society which is known for its work towards serving and assisting humanity in times of need and emergency.
The Minister was addressing the inaugural session of the 'Leadership Summit' of IRCS States/UTs here. He is also the Chairman of IRCS. According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, the objective of this meeting is to deliberate in-depth on ways and means to improve the functioning of IRCS. The Minister said that the Red Cross is recognized as a ray of hope and hope among the people. “If the IRS does not keep pace with the changing times, it may lose its relevance and identity,” he cautioned. According to the minister, “IRCS needs to introspect on its strengths and weaknesses and prepare an action plan to redefine itself to adapt to the changing role with the times.”
Mandaviya said, “This will require building a deeper understanding of the structural and organizational structures, focus on discipline in the functioning of IRCS regional centers, transparency in appointments, better grievance redressal mechanism and people-centric activities, inter alia. There is a need to make better use of digital technology for this. The Union Minister also said, “We have always been thrilled to see healthcare models of other countries, but the COVID pandemic showed the strength of our system and also exposed the weaknesses of advanced countries in this regard. He said that India not only managed COVID with a successful regional model but also provided assistance to many countries in the form of supply of medicines and vaccines under 'Vaccine Maitri'.