Delhi to set up genome sequencing labs: Kejriwal

The government is buying 25 oxygen tankers and putting up 64 oxygen plants in the next few weeks.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced the setting up of a paediatric task force and two genome sequencing labs as well as a plan to ramp up oxygen capacity to prepare for a possible third COVID wave that could peak at 37,000 cases a day.


The government will also create a buffer stock of important medicines, Kejriwal said at an online briefing.


The two genome sequencing labs to identify variants of the virus attacking the city will come up at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), the chief minister said.


Meanwhile, the government is buying 25 oxygen tankers and putting up 64 oxygen plants in the next few weeks to ensure Delhi doesn’t face another oxygen crisis as it did during the second wave, he said.

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