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WHO Director Appreciates When PM Modi Refers To Him As “Tulsi Bhai”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Gujarat on Wednesday to attend a number of health and medical conventions….

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Gujarat on Wednesday to attend a number of health and medical conventions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed him and gave him the Gujarati name “Tulsi bhai.” The WHO director responded to his new name by saying he liked being referred to as a term that identifies him as a “pucca Gujarati.”

Given that ‘Tulsi’ is a medicinal herb, ‘Tulsi Bhai’ is a name I like. Tulsi was just planted in the Wellness Center. After visiting a health and wellness center in Gandhinagar, he exclaimed, “I’m really delighted to do it because it has numerous benefits.

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 PM Modi’s tweet

Earlier, PM Modi shared a post from the Union AYUSH ministry on X (formerly Twitter), in which the WHO director could be seen participating in a dandiya dance. “It’s obvious that my close friend Tulsi Bhai is ready for Navratri! @DrTedros, welcome to India!” he exclaimed.

‘Pakka Gujarati”

The Prime Minister added that Ghebreyesus had requested him for a name after he became a “pucca Gujarati” at the Global AYUSH Investment and Innovation Summit last year, where the name was initially given to him. “Tedros is one of my close friends. He always claimed that I was educated by Indian instructors and that I am in this country as a result. I have become a pucca Gujarati, he said today. Do you have a name picked out for me? As a Gujarati, I would thus refer to him as Tulsi bhai,” PM Modi stated last year.

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WHO director to attend the G20 conference

The WHO director will attend the G20 health ministers’ conference, the WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit, and the ministerial meeting on eradicating TB.

Research, evidence, and learning, policy, data, and regulation, innovation, and digital health, as well as biodiversity, equity, and conventional medical knowledge, will be the main topics of the sessions.

According to Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, “The WHO has been working with member countries in the region to strengthen pharma co-vigilance and research capacity and set benchmarks for training and practices in several traditional medicine systems in the region to assess the efficacy of product.”

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Additionally, the ministry will host yoga and meditation classes at the Convention Center. Additionally, there will be yoga and meditation classes at hotel locations. In addition, there will be brief yoga breaks at the  Mahatma Mandir Convention Center in between programs.
Ayushman Bharat, the government’s primary healthcare program, was also praised by Ghebreyesus. “The Government of India made the right investment” in primary healthcare through the Ayushman Bharat initiative, he continued.