Step up Covid-19 testing and genome sequencing: Mansukh Mandaviya

With the country reporting over 12,000 daily fresh cases of Covid-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday asked officials to monitor the rate of hospitalisation and focus on testing, surveillance and whole genome sequencing of positive samples. India reported 13,313 new cases in the last 24 hours and … Read more

Mandaviya urges G20 to focus on rapid sharing genome sequencing data

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday suggested G20 members for an institutional framework to enable rapid sharing of genome sequencing data along with a neutral & aggregate data-sharing model amongst countries. This could be done across multiple pathogens with equitable benefit sharing under the framework of the Nagoya … Read more