This new testing method implements a highly reliable & accurate molecular diagnostic procedure, conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable device unit & costs only around Rs. 500 per test. This innovation has made high-quality and accurate COVID testing affordable for the common people with a testing cost of around Rs. 500/- which can further be reduced through government intervention. As informed by IIT Kharagpur, this machine can be developed at a cost of less than Rs. 10,000/- with minimal infrastructural requirement making the technology affordable to common people. The testing process in this new machine is completed within one hour.
More information: https://kgpchronicle.iitkgp.ac.in/icmr-certifies-iit-kharagpurs-covid19-testing-technology/
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