Manipur CM inaugurated Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortium facility in Imphal

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday inaugurated the ‘Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) facility’ at the Institute of Bioresource & Sustainable Development, Imphal through video conferencing.

The chief minister expressed that assessing genome variants would assist in developing potential vaccines in the future and ascertain the status of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the country. He was hopeful that the inclusion of IBSD, Imphal as part of the consortium of 28 National Laboratories would be of immense help in the ongoing efforts of the State Government’s fight against COVID-19.