Rs 1,200 indigenous Covid test kit ready

Rs 1,200 indigenous Covid test kit ready

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 30

India’s first indigenous Covid-19 testing kit is all set to enter the market. The kit (Mylab Patho Detect Covid-19) received ICMR validation and commercial approval last week.

Produced by Indian firm Mylab, the kit costs only Rs 1,200. The first lot of test kits for private laboratories has been sent to the market. The second lot will soon be dispatched. According to ICMR experts, the test time for this kit is 2.5 hours.

So far, 38,442 Covid tests have been conducted in India with 3,501 conducted on Sunday alone.

Private laboratories have tested 1,334 samples over the past three days. None of these tested positive for Covid-19.

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