India: The Supreme Court has set up a twelve-member National Task Force (NTF) to facilitate a public health response to COVID-19 based on scientific and specialized domain knowledge. Dr. J.V. Peter, CMC Director, and Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology, have been asked to serve on the Task Force, which will focus on ensuring equitable distribution of oxygen across the country, as well as review and suggest measures to ensure availability of essential drugs and medicines. Read more at News18.
The lab has been set up by the U.S. Agency for International Development, supported by a USD 1 million grant; it aims at reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and