Shri. Amlan Aditya Biswas, IAS, Regional Commissioner, released the Bio-safety and Bio-security Manual 2020 at ICMR-National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi on 11th May 2020.
Speaking on the occasion Biswas said, global epidemic of Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) has brought the entire world to a grinding halt and created extreme insecurity even among the most developed nations. At this crucial juncture, nations are looking towards the global scientific community to deliver a way out from this rapidly spreading menace and only the scientific research in the form definitive treatment or vaccine can only defeat the disease. The manual will provide knowledge and skill for the safety and precautionary measures for the experts working in the laboratories, clinical settings and also for the public as a whole. He further said, Manual of Bio-safety and Bio-security is necessary and timely, not only for the diagnostic lab, but also for the community at large.
Dr. Rajendra K V, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Belagavi was Special Guest. The Director of the Institute, Dr. D. Chattopadhyay introduced the Manual, while Dr. Banappa Unger, Scientist-E welcomed and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Harsha Hegde, Scientist E. The scientists and staff of the institute were present.