India gets first indigenous COVID-19 testing kit

It has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Published: 24th March 2020 04:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2020 12:38 AM   |  A+A-

Nearly 1.9 lakh people are under strict surveillance to break the chain of transmission. (Photo | Madhav K, EPS)


PUNE: As part of efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus, a Pune-based company has developed the country's first indigenous COVID-19 testing kit. It has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

"The indigenous #COVID19 testing kit has been approved by the ICMR and a single kit costs Rs 80,000," said one of the representatives of Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd.

He also said that a single kit can test 100 patients.

He said the company has capacity to produce 1-1.5 lakh masks per week. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 118 lab facilities were available for COVID19 testing.

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