The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired the 26th meeting of the Group of Ministers on COVID-19. CoWIN platform-the government developed a website for the registration and booking of vaccine appointment- will be soon accessible in Hindi and 14 other regional languages, informed in the 26th GOM meeting.
Key Outcomes of the meet:
- Around seventeen more laboratories will be added to the INSACOG (Indian SARS CoV-2 Genomics Consortium) network.
- These laboratories are being added to monitor COVID-19 variants. Currently, there are ten laboratories in the network.
- The manufacturing of Amphotericin-B is to be increased to treat COVID-19 black fungal infections called Mucormycosis.