As testing has been the major roadblock in India’s fight against coronavirus this can be a ‘game-changer’. We have heard a lot that we are not testing enough people. However, with this quick at-home testing kit we can very well overcome the barrier. While U.S. President has revealed such kits we are here talking about an indigenous one.
Yes, a Bengaluru based firm has developed India’s 1st at home Coronavirus testing kit. The kit is effective enough to give results in just 5-10 minutes. This brings the testing time down by a huge margin. The kit uses a single-use finger-pricking test methodology.
That is testing would be similar to that off at-home testing of ‘Sugar’. The firm named Bione Ventures has got this breakthrough. The kit is priced between INR 2000-3000/. However, the major issue is that it’s not been approved yet. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has not given it a green signal yet.
The Union Ministry of Health released a notification in this regard. The firm needs to obtain approval and license for the kit before its commercialization. With testing being a concern we hope that soon the clearances would be provided to the kit.