India plans massive scale-up of lab network to manage epidemics
This article was originally published in Scrip
India plans to establish a three-tier national network of laboratories to manage activities such as diagnosis and screening during epidemics and natural disasters, a move that is expected to ease the pressure on apex institutes like the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), New Delhi, and the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune when such events occur.
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