INSACOG
20/05/2021

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Context:

  • The government had launched the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG), comprising 10 labs spread across India to ascertain the status of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the country.

About:

  • It would monitor the genomic variations in the SARS-CoV-2 on a regular basis through a multi-laboratory network.
  • It has a high-level Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee.
  • Also, it has a Scientific Advisory Group for scientific and technical guidance.
  • The 10 identified laboratories of INSACOG Consortium report their sequencing results to the Central Surveillance unit of the National Centre for Diseases Control [NCDC] from where it is shared with the State Surveillance Units (SSUs) of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) by the Central Surveillance Unit (CSU).
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