April 18, 2021

10 laboratories as regional centers for genetic research | India News

New Delhi: The Center has identified 10 advanced regional laboratories to serve as regional hubs for gene sequencing as part of its surveillance strategy to monitor the genetic variation of SARS-Cove-2 virus.
The Ministry of Health has listed a comprehensive action plan to be followed by the Genetic Surveillance Federation (INSACOG) if a new corona virus variant is detected in samples of returnees from the UK.
According to the federation’s action plan, if a UK variant or any other variant is detected in any of the samples, the virus will be sent to one of the two Govt virus repositories in Pune, RCB-Faridabad or NIV, which has been notified for isolation. More culture.
“It can be shared according to the published guidelines for improving estimates, which will help verify diagnoses and test for vaccines in development. Molecular monitoring will be closely linked to epidemiological monitoring and related clinical contacts where clinical samples will be collected,” INSACOG said.
The 10 regional genetic sequencing labs spread across the country will cater to neighboring states, which will send 5% positive samples to these labs for genetic sequencing. Viral genetic sequencing data generated by regional genetic sequencing laboratories will be forwarded to the National Center for Disease Control (NCTC) in Delhi for integration and coordination.
Furthermore, case details and travel details related to any of the models found with the New England variant or if found to be significant from a public health point of view will be reported to the NCDC (Director) Nodal Division. No details will be released prior to the approval of the competent authority.
All genetic sequencing data will be maintained in the National Database at both the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani (West Bengal) and the Genomics and Integrated Biology Institute in New Delhi.
In addition to knowing the current status of the new variant of SARS-Cove-2 virus, the program also aims to establish Sentinel monitoring to detect genetic variants in advance with public health impacts and to determine genetic variants in abnormal events or super- like trends. Localization events.