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COVIHOME: IITH develops affordable COVID-19 testing kit

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad have developed India’s First Rapid Electronic and Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test called COVIHOME. This test can be performed at an affordable cost at home. About COVIHOME test kit Test kit can produce results within 30 minutes for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients. This test does not require ..

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Throat Gargle Sample Test for Children

As per the recommendations of a 13-member expert committee headed by cardiologist Devi Prasad Shetty, detection of COVID-19 can be done through throat gargle for children. Key points Committee, set up by state government to assist in controlling the potential third wave, submitted its interim report which highlights that, throat gargle samples can be used ..

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India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC)

India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have partnered with “Malaria No More” which is a non-governmental organisation. Key Points IMD & ICMR launched an expert committee to explore and advance climate-based solutions to eliminate malaria in India, in collaboration with “Malaria NO More”. Committee is being called as “India Interagency ..

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ICMR approves PanBio Test Kit

Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has approved second home-based Rapid Antigen Test kit named “PanBio COVID-19”. This test kit was developed by Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Division, Chicago. Highlights The self-use kit has been given provisional approval till 5th July. Price of the kit will be declared by after July 5. Earlier, ICMR had given ..

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What is Breakthrough Infection?

The public health experts recently announced that the increase in “breakthrough infections” in the country may be due to the mutant varieties. What are Breakthrough infections? The Breakthrough infections are those where the COVID-19 virus (or any other virus) is detected in a person who has received two (or prescribed number) doses of vaccines. The ..

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