Health Ministry: Indigenous testing kits of Covid-19 to be available from May

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister on Tuesday said that the country will be able to produce indigenous coronavirus-testing kits by May.

“We will be able to produce RT-PCR and antibody test kits in India by May. All processes are in advanced stage and production will start after getting approval from ICMR. It will help us in meeting our target of one lakh tests per day by May 31,” the Union Health Minister said.

Dr Harsh Vardhan conducted a review meeting earlier via video conference with the Delhi’s Governor, Delhi Health Minister, MCD Commissioners, DMs and DCPs of all districts of Delhi and Central/State and District surveillance officers and heads of government hospitals.

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