Union Health Minister Inaugurates Whole Genome Sequencing National Reference Laboratory for AMR and New BSL 3 Laboratory

Mansukh Mandaviya

Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare 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.


“The recent Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need of creating vigilance and awareness on Zoonotic Diseases. Accordingly, the division of the Zoonotic Disease Programme at NCDC under ‘National One health Programme for prevention and Control of Zoonoses’ has created IEC materials (Print, Audio & Video) on seven priority zoonotic diseases namely Rabies, Scrub Typhus, Brucellosis, Anthrax, CCHF, Nipah, Kyasanur Forest Disease in India,” Mandaviya said. He also launched the National Health Adaptation Plan on Air Pollution and National Health Adaptation Plan.

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