Researches in country have not produced any breakthroughs: Harsh Vardhan

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015,19:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today said that  as researches had been carried out in a casual and routine manner the country has not produced any breakthroughs.
Addressing media after dedicating Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplant at the Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences here, he said “in spite of people are talented and are doing good work researchers, scientists and doctors need to be pro active and out of the box to create breaking news.”
Stating that they had to put their heart and soul on what they were doing, Dr Vardhan said that “if so it will certainly produce significant and measurable change. I tell them to develop a dream and work on that.”
Pointing out lack of coordination between research institutions in the country were creating lot of issues, he said the government would introduce a mechanism of coordination to sole these issue.
Citing lack of coordination in the research activities taking place in various parts of the country, the Minister said that “there needs much more organised, meticulous and practical coordination between quality players working on the same subject in various laboratories of the country to have better result for mankind and to have optimal utilisation of resources.”
The government would take efforts to find a solution to the lack of coordination among research institutions and introduce coordination mechanism to solve the issue, he added.
Stressing the needs to have regular physical interaction between the researchers, he said gaps in technology transfer and technology utilisation had to be done away with and in the digital world these were possible.
Claiming that there was no scarcity of fund to give stipend to researchers and to fund research, the Union Minister said that “the government is keen in supporting research activities.  The labs are well equipped and lot of innovations are happening.”
Pointing out that Kerala was a role model to all other states in the country in organ transplantation, the Minister lauded Kerala chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his functioning.