West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology


An appeal

Documenting our contributions to the understanding and control of the pandemic

Dear Fellows,

Since the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was declared, I have engaged with many of you and have discussed your efforts in helping the community and the government, both State and Central, in various ways to control and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. It has not been possible for the Academy to keep track of the contributions to COVID-19 related activities made by Fellows of our Academy, including but not limited to, diagnostic testing, prevention, education (lectures, articles, etc.), formal and informal consultations with relevant agencies and research. I think it is important for us to document the contributions of WAST Fellows to help overcome this crisis. I, therefore, request you to kindly provide to me details of any COVID-19 related activity that you may have undertaken.

The Secretary of the Academy, Dr. Arun Bandyopadhyay, has kindly agreed to arrange collation of the details that you provide. Please send an email to wast.secretary@gmail.com with your activities listed on a separate attachment to the email.

Thank you and regards. Please stay safe and well.

Partha Majumder
President, WAST