National Institute of Infectious Diseases to significantly expand personnel and facilities Minister of Economic Revitalization November 10, 15:30
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, Nishimura, the minister in charge of economic revitalization, visited the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to support the development of therapeutic agents with additional economic measures, and will significantly expand the personnel and equipment of the institute in the future. I showed the idea to do it.
On the 10th, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura visited the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Shinjuku, Tokyo, observed how he was developing a therapeutic drug, and met with Director Wakita.
In this, Minister Nishimura said, "The first pillar is measures to prevent the spread of infection. We would like to take necessary measures based on the research results," regarding the additional economic measures that Prime Minister Suga ordered to summarize. He showed his intention to support the development of therapeutic drugs.
After that, Minister Nishimura told reporters, "The National Institute of Infectious Diseases is the core of basic research on infectious disease control in Japan. We have received various knowledge, but it is necessary to significantly expand the personnel and equipment. I strengthened the recognition that it was. "
He also acknowledged that it is necessary to further strengthen the cooperation between the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and the National Center for Global Health and Medicine, which also conducts treatments and clinical trials, in order to accelerate the development of therapeutic agents.