CHANDIGARH: The Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab right now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune right here at Punjab Bhawan . The settlement was signed by the Director of Medical Education, Dr.Sujata Sharma and Director, NIV, Pune. Priya Abraham within the presence of Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Om Prakash Soni and Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research Alok Shekhar.
Giving data Soni stated that the laboratories of Government Medical Colleges at Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot began day by day 40 checks final yr on the time of COVID-19 pandemic, which had now been ramped to 10000-15,000 day by day in every lab. The Minister stated that regardless of enhanced testing amenities nonetheless some checks have been being despatched to NIV Pune / central institutes for additional testing/genome sequencing/ high quality assurance.
Soni additional stated NIV Pune is a premium institute with BSL – IV facility offering testing, coaching, educating, analysis amenities, concerning viral illnesses. It is likely one of the main institutes of ICMR, GoI established in 1952. He stated final yr Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for establishing NIV in Punjab. Now the GoI has permitted the institution of NIV at Mohali this yr within the Union Budget. Recently groups of ICMR/ NIV finalized land at New Chandigarh and mutation of stated land has been carried out within the title of NIV. Mr Soni additional stated that the Punjab Government below the management of Capt. Amarinder Singh was dedicated to supply world class healthcare amenities for to the folks of the state and plenty of initiatives have been being taken by the Punjab authorities on this regard.
Soni stated right now is a historic day in Punjab historical past, when after about 70 years one other NIV will likely be established in India at New Chandigarh, Mohali. Land is being offered free by Punjab Govt. Notably this institute will present the most effective of educating, esp. post-graduate programs/coaching, analysis esp. in illnesses like influenza, encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, Ebola, H1N1, COVID and many others. This will likely be a Regional Center, from which Punjab and all of the neighboring states may even be benefitted in medical companies, training, alternatives, amenities for the most effective of medical care.