This wonderful news comes from India.
In the times of global pandemic situation, all we require is a little hope to combat the Corona virus which is spreading like fire. The virus did reach India in the last week of February from that time there has been a deficiency of testing kit in India and it is being imported from other countries. There were several attempts being made to make testing kit and finally the Pune based molecular diagnostic company Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd has developed the testing kit to examine covid-19 in such a short span of 6 weeks. It has received commercial approval from Indian FDA/ Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
Mylab is the only Indian company to achieve 100 percent sensitivity and specificity in the ICMR evaluation.19 kits has been developed as per WHO standards. Mylab has promised that they can produce one lakh kits in one week of time. They have also stated that they can produce more if needed. It is important that we test more and more people having the symptom in order to stop any further spread of covid-19. The production of kit in India is going to lower than the cost of testing kits sourced from foreign countries. Also the testing kits produced by Mylab for detecting the virus are faster than the currently used one. The current one takes 4 hours to show the result while the Mylab kit would take 2 and half hours of time. A single kit costs 80,000 and can test up to 100 patients.
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