Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Division of Biotechnology, launched the First ‘One Well being’ mission of the DBT by way of video conferencing on Thursday.
The consortium envisages finishing up surveillance of necessary bacterial, viral and parasitic infections of zoonotic in addition to transboundary pathogens.
Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic confirmed the relevance of ‘One Well being’ rules within the governance of infectious illnesses, specifically efforts to forestall and include zoonotic illnesses all through the world, Swarup emphasised on a holistic strategy to know the well being of human, animals and wildlife to minimise the harm attributable to future pandemics.
Swarup mentioned the ‘One Well being Consortium consisting of 27 organisations led by DBT-Nationwide Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad, is without doubt one of the greatest well being programmes launched by the federal government in post-Covid instances.
The consortium consists of AIIMS, Delhi, AIIMS Jodhpur, IVRI, Bareilly, GADVASU, Ludhiana, TANUVAS, Chennai, MAFSU, Nagpur, Assam agricultural and veterinary college and lots of extra ICAR, ICMR centres and wildlife businesses.