Government working on rapid testing capabilities and vaccine development
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Government working on rapid testing capabilities and vaccine development

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New Delhi, Apr 17: The government is extensively working towards enhancing testing capabilities for covid 19 and working on developing rapid and precise testing kits which can give result in 30 minutes, Joint Secretary Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said while briefing the media on Thursday. The government with CSIR and other agencies is working to increase testing capacity so that testing is done in an accurate manner with innovative pooling strategies to reduce the test result time.

He said that work is also being done on viral sequencing and vaccine development. The country is working with global partners so that effective vaccines can be developed and efforts are being done to speed up these processes. Agarwal added that it is also important to work on development of effective drugs; as there is no proven drug now. “Our traditional knowledge in boosting immunity is also being taken into account, as part of a multi-pronged effort,” he added. (UNI)

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