India’s First! CM YS Jagan Unveils ‘Made In AP’ COVID-19 Testing Kits

AP CM Launches AP’s Local-Made COVID-19 Testing Kits - Sakshi Post

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday launched the new COVID-19 rapid testing kits which are being manufactured in the State. Before commissioning them for use, the chief minister conducted an inspection of the indigenously made kits, which are in high demand amid the virus-induced lockdown.

Incidentally, Andhra Pradesh is the only State in the country that has successfully started manufacturing COVID-19 testing kits and ventilators, essential in containing the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister presided over a review meeting at his camp office cum residence in Tadepalli on Wednesday to take stock of the government's measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers Alla Nani, Mekapati Goutham Reddy, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney and DGP Gautam Sawang attended the meeting.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed officials to personally monitor and ensure that people of the State do not face any shortage of essential items. He ordered the officials to keep stock of medical kits and medicines in all the quarantine and isolation centres across the State.

The AP government has made 1,000 Rapid COVID-19 test kits available for the purpose of screening for the virus in the state. The kits are being manufactured in the AP Medi-Tech Zone (AMTZ) in Visakhapatnam. With these kits, a test report will be generated within 50 minutes, and each kit can be used to perform 20 tests a day.

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AP has reported 15 coronavirus positive cases in the State, until Wednesday morning. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached to 329. Out of the freshly reported 15 cases, Nellore and Krishna districts have reported 6 cases each. The other 3 cases were reported in Chittoor district.

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