Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a meeting with senior officials of ICMR, Department of Science & Technology, Bio-technology and CSIR to review the sampling and testing strategy for COVID-19.
In the meeting held yesterday, there was an elaborate discussion on the issues like procurement of reagents, website integration, data management and analysis, dashboards, and research studies.
The Minister lauded the states for active surveillance, effective contact tracing and their preparedness for containment and management of COVID-19.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan appreciated the public health surveillance and response, technical guidance and laboratory support being given by ICMR.
He directed that all efforts should be made to procure requisite testing kits and reagents urgently and supply them to the laboratories across the country. (AIR)