Private labs up in arms against states’ decision to cap rates of RT-PCR tests
According to an order issued by Delhi’s health department, RT-PCR tests at all private laboratories and hospitals will cost ₹800 and home collection of samples will be charged ₹1,200. Each RT-PCR test was initially priced at ₹4,500.
Yogi Adityanath government caps price of RT-PCR test by private labs
According to the new directive, if a patient gives sample at the labora...
CM Arvind Kejriwal issues directives to reduce price of RT-PCR test in Delhi
"I have directed that the rates of RT PCR tests be reduced in De...
Covid-19: CM Arvind Kejriwal issues directives to reduce RT-PCR test rates in Delhi
In good news for the residents of Delhi, price of RT-PCR ...
COVID-19: Scientists develop novel method to detect single virus particles
In the new method, the scientists said a layer of the compound silicon nitride just 50 nanometres (nm) thick has tiny nanopores added. The layer is suspended on a silicon wafer, they said, adding that when a voltage difference is applied to the solution on either side of the wafer, ions travel through the nanopores in a process called electrophoresis.
SpiceHealth launches RT-PCR test for Rs 499
To begin, the first testing facility has been set up in Delhi. Each testing laboratory will have the capacity to process 3,000 test reports-a-day to start with.
RT-PCR tests in Delhi exceed the number of antigen tests: Home Ministry
AIIMS has also started the process of recruitment of an additional 207 junior resident doctors, the spokesperson said. The action comes in the wake of 12 decisions taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Shah on November 15 after Delhi saw a fresh spike in cases.
As production of N-95 masks grows, govt plans exports
India now produces 400,000-500,000 N-95 masks daily and has potential to increase production significantly.
J&K Bank Q1 results: Net profit falls 66% to Rs 7.30 crore
It had a consolidated net profit of Rs 21.15 crore in the year-ago period. The bank had posted a net loss of Rs 293.82 crore in the quarter ended March 2020.
Low-cost X-ray to detect virus among six products Bengaluru startups announced for Covid control
It was a matter of pride for the State as they were all developed by local scientists, innovators and research professionals with the government’s support, Ashwath Narayan said. All the six products have been approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for immediate use and will also be commercially available.
Protests against the Nepal government's handling of Covid pick up pace in Kathmandu
Youth-led protests on the streets of Kathmandu are picking up pace. The protestors called into question the government’s response to Covid-19 and demanded accounts for the Rs 10 billion (Nepali currency) that the government is reported to have spent in the fight against the pandemic.
'Feluda': Made-in-India paper-based strip for rapid, mass testing for Covid-19
A completely indigenous scientific invention, 'Feluda' has been designed for mitigating the ongoing Covid-19 situation and to cater to mass testing. Its main advantages are its affordability, relative ease of use and non-dependency on expensive Q-PCR machines.
No, S&T’s not just about IT: Hard-hitting lessons from the pandemic
This outbreak is a lesson that technology being besotted with only one application of computational science is dangerous. Over the past decade or so, our definitions of technological progress have been confined to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which evolved at breakneck speed by attracting billions of dollars of funding.
Karnataka scales up COVID-19 tests 5 times to 1,500 per day
Medical Education Minister Sudhakar K, who is in-charge of all matters related to COVID-19, said said 200-300 real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (real time RT-PCR) tests, one of the most accurate laboratory methods for detecting, tracking, and studying the coronavirus, were used to be conducted a day in the State.
WHO says looking into reports of some Covid-19 patients testing positive again
South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a briefing that the virus may have been "reactivated" rather than the patients being re-infected.