BanglaHunt Desk: Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated the first automated coronavirus testing device called 'Cobas 700'. This machine can test more than 1200 samples in 24 hours. Harshvardhan announced the automatic testing machine on Twitter. The whole world is worried about the corona virus now. The whole world is fighting hard against this virus. Meanwhile, the Union Health Minister today inaugurated an innovative method of testing 1,200 people every day. Not only could the machine perform real-time PCR testing, it was the most reliable test to detect the presence of novel coronavirus.
Identification of other diseases
The machine will deliver quality, high-volume tests through a high through-sample of about 1,200 samples a day. Cobas600 can even detect other diseases like Hepatitis B & C, HIV, MTB, Papilloma, CMV, Chlamydia, Neisseria etc. The Union Minister confirmed that we now have the capacity to give 1 lakh exams every day.
He said in a speech addressed to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC)
Dr. Harshvardhan said in a speech, “Today, there are 14 states / UTs where no corona has occurred in the last 24 hours. These include Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Puducherry, Telangana. There are also Nagaland and Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Sikkim. With only 3 user interactions per time, the machine can run 364 tests in 8 hour shifts.