Branch of NCDC to be established in Ambala: Building to be built with 200 crores in Naggal, serious viruses including genome sequencing can be investigated

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North India’s first National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) branch will be set up at Naggal in Ambala. In which many serious and new diseases and viruses can be investigated including genome sequencing. Home and Health Minister Anil Vij gave this information. On Thursday, the State Health Department transferred 4 acres of 11 marle land in Ambala Cantonment to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for NCDC branch. Additional Director Dr. Anil Digambar Patil on behalf of the Union Health Ministry and Ambala CMO Kuldeep Singh on behalf of the Health Department of Haryana were present in the tehsil during the land transfer. Explain that in the first phase, a 4-storey building will be constructed for the branch of NCDC at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij

Ambala will become a major investigation center if NCDC is established

In this lab, Nipah virus, Zika virus, Rabies, zoonotic disease, Kovid-19, Omicron, Hepatitis besides other serious viruses will be tested and all kinds of new tests will also be done. This will play an important role in early detection and diagnosis of diseases. Health Minister Anil Vij said that till now such tests were done only in NCDC located in Delhi, but now with its establishment in Ambala, Ambala will become a major testing center of North India. In northern India, there is no such branch in Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir so far.

State of Art will have branch in Ambala

Dr. Anil Digambar Patil, Additional Director, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that State of Art branch of NCDC is being constructed in Ambala which will be completely under Delhi. The state of art lab here will be environment friendly. The lab will have the exact same setup as the lab in Delhi at the central level. Coordination will be established in Delhi and Ambala and joint work will be done on the study which will be done.

NCDC branch will be made in three phases, these will be the equipment

The construction of NCDC branch will be completed in three phases. The construction work of the building will be completed in the first and second phase, after which the lab will be established in the third phase. Modern equipment will be installed at a cost of crores of rupees, including Biosafety Cabinet, Incubator, Non Refrigerator Centrifuge, Cold Centrifuge, Real Time PCR Machine, Dry Block Incubator, Refrigerator, Autoclave, Hot Air Oven, Deep Freezer, Training Microscope, Light Microscope. Compound, ELISA reader with washer, micropiptest of all sizes, Milli-Q water purifier and other equipment.

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