16.09.2021

Kazakhstan will be more strongly protected from biological threats

A draft law aimed at early detection and prevention of biological threats is being developed in Kazakhstan. This issue (strengthening national biosafety) has become one of the key issues in the Address-2021 of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, reports Kazpravda.kz. Biosafety forecasting One of the developers of the future law “On Biological Safety of the Republic of Kazakhstan” is the National Scientific Center for Especially Dangerous Infections (NSCOOI) named after M. Aikimbayev. – The coronavirus pandemic has brought the problem of national biosafety to the fore in many countries, – says the general director of the center, Doctor of Medical Sciences Toktasyn Yerubayev. – Kazakhstan is no exception. COVID-19 forced us to face new challenges, in particular, the need for a legislative settlement of this issue. The issue of identifying, accounting and preserving pathogens of particularly dangerous infections is relevant for us, as for no other country.