Muraleedharan said this on the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Declaration.
As a populous, developing country and a free society, fighting COVID-19 is not a small challenge for India, he said.
"In confronting this pandemic, we have been mindful of staying true to our democratic principles," the minister said.
"Our response has shown how democracy, discipline and decisiveness can come together to create a genuine people's movement. While we care for our own citizens, India is also extending helping hand to other partners, in our neighbourhood and beyond," he added.
At the global level, the weaknesses in collective response to COVID-19 has put the spotlight on the limitations of the existing international system, he highlighted.
"In the post-COVID world, we need a new template of globalisation, based on fairness, equality, and humanity.We need international institutions that are more representative of today's world," he said.
The minister further said that as a major producer of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, India has provided supplies to over 150 partner countries, proving our credentials as the pharmacy of the world.
"We have been ready to share India's medical expertise with others. We are active in the global efforts to develop remedies and vaccines," he said.
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