New Delhi, November 9: Tata Group's healthcare arm, Tata Medical and Diagnostics Ltd (TataMD), on Monday, launched a COVID-19 testing kit that can provide the test results in 90 minutes. As reported by the news agency PTI, Girish Krisnamurthy, CEO TataMD said,"We have come to a solution which provides end-to-end testing experience. We make the testing much more efficient and reliable and scalable, that creates more access and availability. Moreover, this whole thing is developed in India." India’s First CRISPR COVID-19 Test, Developed by Tata Group and CSIR-IGIB, Approved for Use in The Country.
The kit has been approved by the government and will be made available in the hospitals and various COVID-19 diagnostic centres from December. Tata's COVID-19 testing kit is being claimed to be more efficient and simpler than the existing ones. It has the ability to increase the COVID-19 testing across the country as it requires just 90 minutes to run the diagnosis and give results. Feluda Test For COVID-19: Tata Group Launches Rs 500 Detection Kit For Coronavirus; Know Everything About The Development.
The production of the kit will take place at Tata's manufacturing plant in Chennai which has a capacity to produce upto 1 million test kits in a month. TataMD is coordinating with different hospital chains, diagnostic centres and laboratories for partnership. The total COVID-19 cases in India stood at 8.55 million on Monday, with 45,903 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll has reached 1,26,611.