Last year, more than 500 million people in the world went into extreme poverty to pay for medical treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank have provided this information. News Reuters.
The two organizations fear that the Corona epidemic could worsen the situation.
A joint statement from the WHO and the World Bank said the Corona epidemic had disrupted healthcare around the world. It has created the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. This situation has made it difficult for the common man to meet the cost of healthcare.
The Corona epidemic has had a devastating effect on the world. For the first time in 10 years, the scope of other immunization programs has been reduced. The death toll from tuberculosis and malaria is on the rise.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanam Gebreyasus has called on the governments of various countries to provide immediate health care to every citizen. To take measures so that every citizen can get medical care without fear of financial crisis.
Juan Pablo Uribe, the World Bank’s International Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, said that despite the financial constraints, governments need to protect health budgets as well as increase them.