Testing kits to be made in India by May, 1 lakh tests will be done daily: Health Minister


A test kit from China to investigate the coronavirus epidemic was cheated. After this, India has started work on making testing kits on its own. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan held a review meeting on this issue on Tuesday. The Health Minister said that soon we will make testing kits at our place, after which one lakh test can be done in a day.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan gave this statement after discussion with other organizations including the Department of Bio-Technology. He said that our scientists, biotechnology experts have also started work on making the vaccine. Apart from this, studies have also started on genetic sequencing.

The Union Health Minister said that we will be successful in making RT-PCR, testing kits in India by the month of May. The entire process has been completed, production will start only after getting permission from the Indian Council of Medical Research. By May 31, there will be one lakh tests daily in the country.

Significantly, testing is very important to identify the coronavirus. Right now between 40 to 50 thousand tests are being conducted in India every day, its capacity is also being increased continuously. Till Tuesday morning, more than 7 lakh coronavirus tests have been done in the country.

Let us know that India had ordered about 5 lakh rapid testing kits from China last month, but the results did not come here as expected. After which many states complained to the central government. The ICMR subsequently prohibited the use of sugar testing kits and asked to continue the previous process.


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