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India gets first indigenous COVID19 testing testing kit

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As part of efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus, a Pune-based company has developed the country's first indigenous COVID19 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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 118 lab facilities were available for COVID19 testing.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 23:03 IST