Enclosed is an urgent plea to Shri Manuskh Mandaviya (MoHFW) and Mr. Tedros Ghebreyesus (DG, WHO) from concerned citizens and experts regarding imminent amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, specifically WHA75.12. This letter urgently requests the Government of India to reject these amendments completely.
The proposed changes would limit India’s ability to respond to future health regulation amendments. We urge swift action to ensure India’s rejection reaches the WHO Director-General before the November 30, 2023 deadline.
We emphasize the need for transparent discussions in Parliament and the public domain to inform citizens about these critical amendments’ implications.[Enclosures: Merged Letter to Health Minister and Director General, WHO]