Covid-19: Why the govt needs to change its approach to testing now

Topics Coronavirus | health care | epidemic

Just as global concern about India’s abysmally low levels of testing in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic is mounting, along comes news in this country of paradoxes and contradictions that one of the most convenient hand-held devices to test whether a person is infected has been developed in India. MolBio Diagnostics, a Bengaluru-based biotech firm, has developed one that “can be used at the airport, in villages, or any other public place to give results within an hour,” according to a report in The Ken. Better still, it costs just Rs 1,500, less than a third of the governmen.....

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