NCDC should strive for innovations so world can benefit from its work: Health Minister

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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Priyanka Tanwer

Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on July 30, 2021 said the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) should continue to strive for innovations so that the whole world can benefit from its work.

Mandaviya was attending the 112th Annual Day celebrations of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) along with Dr. Bharati Pawar, MoS (HFW) here today.

Congratulating NCDC for its contributions, he said India has performed better than many other countries in fighting the COVID pandemic, adding that new dimensions have been added today in the legacy of 112 years of achievements of NCDC.

The Union Health Minister also underlined that scientists, doctors, officers and staff of NCDC should collectively chart out goals they want to achieve in the coming years.

Meanwhile, he virtually inaugurated the Whole Genome Sequencing National Reference Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and BSL 3 Laboratory along with a PG hostel and Guest House.

The L3 laboratory complex has five floors and houses 22 Biosafety level (BSL) II laboratories.

He also launched the National Health Adaptation Plan on Air Pollution and National Health Adaptation Plan on Heat along with info-graphics and the first newsletter under the “National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health” developed by Centre of Environmental and Occupational Health, Climate Change and Health at NCDC.

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoS (HFW) said, “NCDC can act as a focal point with greater authority and resources for disease surveillance, monitoring of health status, educating the public, providing evidence for public health action and enforcing public health regulations.”


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