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Some experts have said that member nations will hardly accept the idea of giving more power to WHO. The committee has said that the right to access countries should be given to locate the starting point of the epidemic. In a report released on Wednesday, the committee criticized the lax attitude in handling Kovid-19 and said that some countries simply kept watching how the spread of infection was taking place, which resulted in terrible results.
The group also criticized the lack of global leadership and international restrictive health-related laws, which hindered the WHO to step in. Some experts criticized the committee for failing to hold WHO and others accountable during Kovid-19 Criticizing that it was like running away from responsibility. Professor Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University said that the committee “failed to name evil forces like China”.
The committee included former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke. Also read: Corona Vaccine Update: How will the global corona crisis be solved without a vaccine?
Johnson Sirleaf said, “We could have prevented the situation that has arisen today, with the committee making several recommendations, enhancing the capacity of the WHO to investigate the epidemic.” It has asked the health agency and the World Trade Organization to hold a meeting with countries producing vaccines for licensing and transfer of technology. The committee has suggested that the WHO director general should have a tenure of seven years.
Clarke said that with strengthening the role of WHO, the disease surveillance system at the global level should be rectified. Clarke said, “WHO should have the right to investigate the epidemic, allow rapid access and allow information to be published without waiting for the approval of the member nation.”
‘Professor Shofi Harman of Queen Mary University, London, said that WHO member countries would hardly welcome the committee’s recommendations and would not even allow it to be implemented.
He questioned, “Which country will allow the WHO to investigate the epidemic without its approval.”
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