During the release of the Compendium
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) released a compendium of “CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation” which gives insights into the technologies, innovations and products developed and deployed by CSIR.
The global health crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc affecting the lives of millions. Ever since the beginning of its spread, the laboratories of CSIR have been strategically leading the fight against the deadly virus by providing various technologies and innovations to overcome the global outbreak. CSIR with an ideal mix of scientific & technical expertise, industry linkages and governmental interfaces has been coming up with many solutions during the time of crisis from repurposing of drugs to discovering new drugs and vaccines to providing cost-effective diagnostic kits, sanitizers, masks, disinfectants, ready-to-eat food, and also equipping frontline workers and health warriors with protective gears, etc.
Launching the compendium on technologies and products developed by CSIR to control COVID-19, Dr Harsh Vardhan appreciated the efforts of the CSIR scientists and said that developing more than a hundred technologies within three months shows their commitment to work. He further said that during this pandemic the contribution of our scientists is commendable and they have proved how to serve the nation. Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the compendium provides information about the new technologies and products at a single place. He also informed that a user-friendly portal (https://covid19csir.urdip.res.in/) to keep everyone updated has also been developed where all these technologies can be searched easily.
The compendium was released in the presence of Dr Shekhar C. Mande, Secretary, DSIR and Director-General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and other senior scientists.