US Centre For Disease Control Commits $3.6 Million To Aid India’s COVID Fight

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New Delhi:

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dedicated $3.6 million to help India’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic, US Embassy in Delhi on Tuesday mentioned.

“These resources will support prevention, preparedness, and response activities in India. This initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Government of India’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics and serology,” US Embassy in India mentioned in a launch.

With 3,604 extra COVID-19 circumstances reported within the final 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus circumstances has reached 70,756.

US Embassy mentioned the funds can even be used to help the event of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) facilities of excellence that may enhance the power of hospital networks to detect COVID-19 and strengthen native well being methods via enhanced surveillance and monitoring methods.

“The CDC will work with local partners to assist in the development of a strong public health workforce to support India’s capacity to respond not only to this pandemic but to future threats as well,” the discharge mentioned whereas including that the scope of help will embrace planning for well being emergency operations facilities to additional strengthen public well being emergency administration capacities.

In addition to that, the CDC India program will present “technical assistance for the Government of India’s ongoing crisis emergency and risk communication efforts.”

“Since early January, the CDC’s India Office has been collaborating with sub-national and national government institutes to support the COVID-19 response in India. Collaboration efforts are focused on lab strengthening, infection prevention and control, health workforce development, emergency management, risk communication, and community engagement,” the US Embassy mentioned.

The CDC has additionally performed trainings throughout India for healthcare directors, physicians, nurses, and hospital workers on preparedness and response, an infection prevention and management, laboratory operations, and discipline epidemiology to equip frontline response staff with the required abilities to gather, analyze, and interpret knowledge, and contribute to evidence-based choices.

The US Embassy whereas declaring, that for many years, the United States has been the world’s largest supplier of bilateral help in public well being, mentioned: “In India, US government agencies, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, and other Department of Health and Human Services agencies, have provided more than $1.4 billion in health assistance and nearly $2.8 billion in total assistance over the last 20 years.”

The coronavirus circumstances in US have surpassed 1 million whereas the fatalities have crossed 80,000.

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