On 12th April 2021, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) announced the constitution of a high-level steering committee for eco-health initiatives in India.
The announcement was made during the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)’s International Symposium – “One Health in India: Research informing biosafety, preparedness and response” chaired by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan.
About the committee:
- The secretariat of the committee will be hosted at the ICMR.
- It will be supported by the National Institute of One Health, which will be established in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Launch of Journal:
i.The Union Minister also launched the special issue of ICMR’s Indian Journal of Medical Research. The journal discusses the One Health approach, confirms diverse research on biosafety, preparedness and response.
ii.The journal also features original articles, viewpoints, perspectives and reviews in the field.
Recent Related News:
On February 17, 2021, Union Minister for Science & Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated ‘Common Research and Technology Development Hub (CRTDH)’ – Research Facility at CSIR-CDRI (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Drug Research Institute), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) on the occasion of the institute’s 70th Annual Day Celebrations.
About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW):
Union Minister– Dr Harsh Vardhan (Constituency: Chandni Chowk, NCT of Delhi)
Minister of State– Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Constituency: Buxar, Bihar)