Baltimore institute honours Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for containing Nipah outbreak
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at IHV, Baltimore, US.
- Vijayan is at present on US tour and visited IHV, Baltimore
- Well being Minister KK Shailaja Trainer accompanied him
- Nipah outbreak killed 18 individuals in Kerala
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV), Baltimore honoured Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for successfully containing the unfold of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. Dr Robert C Gallo, co-founder of the Institute and well-known virologist, who co-discovered HIV and developed Elisa check package, offered a memento to the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a perform held on the IHV campus. Nipah outbreak killed 18 individuals in Kozhikode and Malappuram district within the months of Could and June.
Vijayan is at present on US tour and visited IHV, Baltimore to amass first hand information on the functioning of the institute to arrange world class Virology Institute in Kerala. Well being Minister KK Shailaja Trainer additionally accompanied the Chief Minister throughout his go to to the institute.
Vijayan held discussions with Dr Gallo, senior fellows and scientists of the institute and probed the opportunity of collaboration with Kerala authorities in organising Virology Institute in Kerala.
Dr Gallo provided all assist and technological help for Kerala’s initiative.
Dr MV Pillai, Dr Sharngadharan and Dr Shyamsunder of IHV additionally participated within the dialogue. It is for the primary time that an Indian chief minister was honoured by the institute in its historical past.
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