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Govt considers pandemic preparedness centre in Bengaluru

The centre is aimed at tackling threats posed by any likely pandemic to humans or animals in future
Last Updated : 09 February 2023, 22:17 IST
Last Updated : 09 February 2023, 22:17 IST

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Science and Technology Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan held a meeting with representatives of Bharat Biotech and Wisconsin-Madison University on Thursday to discuss setting up a ‘Pandemic Preparedness Innovation Centre’.

The centre is aimed at tackling threats posed by any likely pandemic to humans or animals in future.

Bharat Biotech co-founder Krishna Ella, and oncologist and member of the government’s Biotech Vision Group Dr Vishal Rao were among those who participated. They discussed newly emerging viruses post-Covid and the threats they pose.

During the meeting, Narayan said the government was committed to make arrangements needed to provide good health to the citizens and to create a sustainable environment.

The meeting discussed the possibility of a collaboration of the government with Bharat Biotech and Wisconsin-Madison University to set up the centre.

This would also facilitate knowledge-sharing between the state and the US-based university.

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Published 09 February 2023, 20:42 IST

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