Mumbai fights Covid-19: BMC to purchase 1 lakh antigen check kits beneath Mission Universal Testing

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai’s civic physique on Tuesday determined to purchase 1 lakh antigen check kits which can make Covid-19 testing simpler for residents.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai’s civic physique on Tuesday determined to purchase 1 lakh antigen check kits which can make Covid-19 testing simpler for residents.

Antigen package offers check outcomes inside 25-30 minutes which can assist in rushing up the tempo of testing for suspected Covid sufferers.

These kits can be made out there in non-public hospitals and laboratories.

BMC on Tuesday initiated Mission Universal Testing which goals to check each citizen of Mumbai for coronavirus. Under this mission, the civic physique will make antigen kits out there in any respect civic and state-run hospitals.

BMC Commissioner IS Chahal has additionally requested 35 non-public hospitals to purchase these kits from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) permitted SD Biosensor firm.

“These kits will velocity up the method of testing Covid-19 sufferers and treating the crucial sufferers in time,” civic physique officers mentioned.

“It will now be simpler for folks above 70 years of age to get examined as they’ll get examined with none prescription. Citizens beneath 70 years of age can get examined with the assistance of e-prescription as there isn’t any want for bodily prescription now,” mentioned the civic physique.

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