INSACOG Current Affairs, GK & News

INSACOG

INSACOG or Indian SARS CoV 2 Consortium on Genomics is a consortium of 10 national laboratories established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2020. Its function is to undertake genomic sequencing of the SARS CoV 2 and analyse the circulating genomic variants. The consortium has detected 771 variants of concern- including the ..

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Community Transmission of Omicron

The Genome Consortium INSACOG recently announced that Omicron is at the “Community Transmission” stage in India. The ICT admissions and hospitalisation of patients are increasing. The Omicron has become dominant in metros though the infections are asymptomatic and mild. Community Transmission According to the World Health Organization, the community transmission occurs when larger outbreaks of ..

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Emergency COVID Response Plans – II (ECRP – II) funds

The Government of India recently announced that it has disbursed 50% of the ECRP – II funds. The announcement came as a clarification as some of the media reported that only 26.14% of the funds were disbursed. ECRP basically aims to accelerate the preparedness of health system. ECRP – II The ECRP – II is ..

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Indian SARS – CoV – 2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

INSACOG is a multi-lab agency. It was established by the Government of India in 2020 to monitor the genomic variations of COVID-19. In the beginning, there were ten labs. The number has now increased largely. About INSACOG The labs identify and expand the genome sequences of COVID-19 virus. Through this they understand how the virus ..

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INSACOG advises for booster shots

The INSACOG (Indian SARS CoV – 2 Genomics Consortium) recently suggested a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. The advise is for people above 40 years of age. Why did INSACOG recommend booster shots? The advise comes to neutralize the Omicron risks in the country. The Omicron is a COVID-19 variant that was recently identified in South ..

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INSACOG report: Delta variant driving infections in India

A genome sequencing government consortium of Laboratories in India, INSACOG, stressed that breakthrough infections of coronavirus cases in India comprise a high proportion of Delta variant. Key Points INSACOG Highlights that, Continuing COVID-19 outbreaks in India are the result of Delta variant, susceptible population and reduced vaccine effectiveness in breaking the transmission. However, it adds, ..

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26th Meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19

On May 17, 20121, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chaired the 26th meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19. Key Outcomes of the meet CoWIN portal is to be made available in Hindi. Also, it will be made available in fourteen regional languages. Around seventeen more laboratories will be added to the ..

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