Need for effective microbial technology felt

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Tiruchirapalli, Jan 6 (UNI) Dr Vijayachari, Director, Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, has underlined the need for more effective microbial technology to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases which claimed the lives of 40 million people in the last four years.

Winding up the three-day National symposium on current scenario in microbial technology-2008,' organised by the Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, here yesterday, Dr Vijayachari said since most of the infectious diseases were preventable and curable, effective microbial technology would help protect people from them.

Eminent Plant Protection Expert, Dr V Ragunathan, called upon microbiologists to work for the degradation of plastics in an expeditious manner as it would be the major reason behind global warming.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was very keen on exploring ways to overcome pollution problem and ready to spend any amount of money on this.

Utilising the opportunity, microbiologists should under take a massive research to sort out the pollution problems.

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