September 30, 2022

Vice President asks DRDO scientists to intensify research to combat any pandemic threat in future

VP interacts with scientists and frontline workers from DIPAS at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas

VP lauds the role of DRDO labs in treatment and management of COVID-19

DRDO Chairman, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy briefs Vice President on various products and equipment developed by DRDO to tackle COVID-19

New Delhi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on August 30 commended the contribution of scientists and frontline workers from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab, in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and advised them to intensify their research to effectively combat any such pandemic in the future.

Around 25 scientists and technicians from DIPAS were invited to Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas by the Vice President. They were accompanied by DRDO Chairman Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy.

Interacting with them, Vice President Naidu said the pandemic has triggered unprecedented health crisis and severely impacted lives and livelihoods across the world. Lauding DIPAS and other DRDO labs for rising to the occasion and developing various indigenous products for treatment and management of COVID-19, he said in the wake of the emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, it is important to be ever vigilant to effectively tackle any future threats.

Dr. Reddy briefed the Vice President about various products and equipment developed indigenously by DRDO labs for treatment and management of COVID-19.  He expressed his gratitude to the Vice President for inviting the scientists and technicians and sharing his thoughts with them.

The Director of DIPAS Dr. Rajeev Varshney was also present.

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