Dr Harsh Vardhan

"Visualised by PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, the #DrugDiscoveryHackathon 2020' is a unique approach to identify COVID-19 drug," said Harsh Vardhan.

GNPs also have unique physicochemical properties making them suitable for therapeutic applications including detection & diagnosis of diseases, bio-labelling and targeted drug delivery," he said.

Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan was being held through video conferencing.

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India has lowest number of Covid-19 cases as compared to other countries. Fatality rate due to Coronavirus is also among the lowest in the world.

Talking about corona patients, he said that as of yesterday, there are 3 per cent active COVID-19 patients in ICU, 0.39 per cent on ventilators and 2.7 per cent on oxygen support.

The Union Health Minister said that an app called 'Sanjeevani' has also been launched to collect information from 50 lakh people about the usage of medicines advised by AYUSH to boost immunity.

Commenting on India's strengths in tackling the disease, he said, "India has successfully tackled public health emergencies of international concern and pandemics in the past as well."

While 300 districts are non-hotspots, 129 districts with significant COVID-19 cases have been declared as hotspots, the Union Minister informed. In the past 24 hours, no fresh case has been reported from 16 districts.

Commenting on the announcement of the Seva, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Over time, Twitter has proved to be an essential service for both the government and citizens to interact and exchange information, especially in times of need.