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Rajasthan govt to use tuberculosis-detection machines for coronavirus screening


Press Trust of India Jaipur
The Rajasthan government will use tuberculosis-detection machines for coronavirus testing, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said.
The government will test the coronavirus infection through TB-testing CBNAAT machines which will give results in an hour, he said.
The state does cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test (CBNAAT) for tuberculosis.
Sharma said eight CBNAAT machines have been handed over from different districts to four medical colleges -- SMS Medical College in Jaipur, SN Medical College in Jodhpur, PBM Hospital in Bikaner and New Medical College in Kota -- of the state.
These machines can check a maximum of four samples at a time, he said.
The minister said free medicines for a month will be provided to all TB patients of the state.

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First Published: Apr 28 2020 | 9:48 PM IST

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