TRIPS, need to be more flexible." He also called for reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO). “WHO must be reformed and strengthened to build more resilient global health security architecture," said PM Modi.
TRIPS refers to Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. India, along with South Africa, has been requesting to waive certain provisions of it for the prevention, containment and treatment of Covid-19.
Earlier this month, the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held discussions on a proposal floated by India, South Africa, the US and the EU to waive certain intellectual property rights like patents to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.