23 February 2023 | News
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates the various facilities
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Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated various facilities worth Rs 120 crore at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, Haryana.
Delivering the Presidential address after the inauguration of facilities including a Medical Research Centre which will be a 50 bedded hospital and will have facilities for conducting clinical research such as observational cohort studies and phase 1 & phase 2 clinical trials, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the kind of research happening here has drawn international acclaim.
"THSTI is one of the top institutes under Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and this institute has done extremely well in many areas of research such as mother and child health, vaccine development, therapeutic molecules against tuberculosis and dengue and newer diagnostic tools. It has world class facilities such as BSL-3 lab, experimental animal facility, a large biorepository and state of the art modern equipment for molecular research", the Minister added.
Secretary, DBT, Dr Rajesh Gokhale in his address said that THSTI is a young institute but it has done major contribution in the area of healthcare in India and particularly during the pandemic. He said that Resources, People and Ethos, what make an Institute a Distinct One and the THSTI has all the elements in it. Calling for making Research a Passion, Dr Gokhale said, in the last decade the Institute has made an international mark.