Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, 17 new labs will be added to the INSACOG network to increase the corona test, Sadh informed about the changes on the CoWIN portal.
New Delhi: Information in Hindi and 14 regional languages will be available on the Covin portal (Cowin) from next week, along with 17 more laboratories that will be added to monitor Covid-19 Variants. According to the statement issued by the ministry, these decisions were announced during the 26th meeting of the High-Level Cabinet Group (GOM) held on Monday on Covid-19 under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
This decision was taken to extend the test
The ministry said that Harsh Vardhan told cabinet colleagues that 17 new laboratories would be added to the INSACOG network to enhance the testing of samples. ‘The Indian SARS-COV 2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG)’ is a group of ten national laboratories spread across the country, which was established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 25 December last year.
Covid anti-drug 2-DG launched
The work of this committee is to develop a genome chain of the coronavirus and to explore the relationship between genome variants and epidemics. Harshvardhan said, ‘For the first time after 26 days in India, the number of new cases of coronavirus infection has fallen to below three lakhs. Also, there has been a decline of 1,01,461 in the number of patients being treated in the last 24 hours. He lauded the efforts of defence scientists and leadership of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) for releasing 2-DG, the country’s first anti-Covid drug.
Oxygen dependence will be reduced
The Health Minister informed the members that this drug can prove to be very important in dealing with the epidemic in the country as the use of this drug can reduce the dependence on oxygen support for Covid-19 patients. According to the statement, the Union Health Minister said that the Center is continuously assisting the states to deal with the epidemic. More than 4.22 crore N-95 masks to states and union territories, 1.76 crores. PPE kits, 52.64 lakh remdesivir vaccines and 45,066 ventilators have been given.