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DCGI Approves Omicron RT-PCR Test Kit 'OmiSure'DCGI Approves Omicron RT-PCR Test Kit 'OmiSure'
DCGI Approves Omicron RT-PCR Test Kit 'OmiSure'

Ravi Vasanthapuram, the head of the research and development of TATA MD said the test kit is compatible with all standard Real-Time PCR Machines. It kit can detect the Omicron variant as well as other variants of SARS-CoV2 reported so far. 

Odisha Assembly Winter Session Adjourned Sine Die A Month Before Schedule
Odisha MLAs, PSOs To Undergo Covid-19 Test Ahead Of Assembly Session; SOP Issued

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the crucial budget session of Odisha Assembly, a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been issued on Friday as a precautionary measure for prevention and containment of Covid-19. As per the SOP, all members of the Odisha Legislative Assembly along with their Personal Security Officers (PSOs) and drivers will undergo RT-PCR test […]

New Covid-19 Strain: UK Returnee Identified In Bhubaneswar, Asked To Remain In Quarantine

Bhubaneswar: Amid growing concern over the detection of a more contagious strain of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, a man, who has recently flown in from the European country, has been identified in Bhubaneswar. He has been asked to stay in home quarantine, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhury informed. The UK returnee […]

Covid-19 Odisha Update: One Dies, 791 People Test Positive In Highest Single-Day Spike
Covid-19: Odisha Government Caps Price Of RT-PCR Test By Private Labs At Rs 400

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday capped the price of Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test to detect coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by private labs at Rs 400. A notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department in this regard said, the government after careful consideration re-fix the maximum price for RT-PCR test […]

IGI Airport To Get India's First On-Site Covid Test Lab
IGI Airport To Get India's First On-Site Covid Test Lab

New Delhi: To test incoming international passengers, the country’s first on-site Covid testing facility is coming up at the capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and will provide RT-PCR test results within six hours. The facility, to be set up by a private laboratory empanelled by the Delhi government for Covid testing, is expected to be […]

Covid-19 Battle: Odisha Aims To Conduct 1 Lakh Tests Per Day

Bhubaneswar: Days after the Centre directed Odisha and few other States with a high caseload to ramp up testing, Director of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Ajay Parida, today informed that the government is planning to increase antigen-based tests apart from fully utilising the existing COVID-19 labs in the State. Throwing more light on the […]

Health Department Should Get COVID19 Test Results First: Odisha To Private Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Private health institutions conducting Covid19 tests of people in Odisha have been asked to share the test results with the State authorities first before reporting the same to the persons concerned. Odisha government said this on Saturday while issuing a set of guidelines for such private hospitals, labs and nursing homes conducting RT-PCR & […]

Rapid Antigen Tests Strengthen Fight Against COVID-19, Say Experts

New Delhi: Delhi has conducted over 9.46 lakh COVID-19 tests till date, with experts attributing the high number to the rapid antigen tests which started last month. The experts feel that the rapid antigen test has changed the script for the national capital due to its affordability, quicker result and its ability to serve as […]

IIT Kharagpur's Portable Device Can Test COVID For Rs 400

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur on Saturday said its researchers have developed a portable diagnostic device that can detect Covid-19 infection in 60 minutes at an estimated cost of Rs 400. This entire non-invasive saliva-based test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to specialised laboratory equipment, IIT Kharagpur […]

Odisha's COVID-19 testing in bottom half among states despite total cases in top half

Bhubaneswar: Despite registering a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases since July, Odisha is yet to scale up its testing capacity. As per Health Ministry, only 22 States in the country are conducting COVID-19 testing as much as required by the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. Elaborating on this, Ministry of Health OSD, Rajesh Bhushan informed […]

Researchers At IIT-Hyderabad Develop Low-Cost Test Kit That Can Detect COVID-19 Within 20 Minutes

New Delhi: A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad claims to have developed a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 test kit that can deliver results within 20 minutes. The researchers claimed that the alternative test method is not based on the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) — the method currently being used […]