Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi
Updated Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:32 PM IST
Antigen testing corona with an antigen testing kit
– Photo: Parikshit Nirbhay
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The corona test was started in Delhi on Thursday with an antigen test kit. On the first day, 7000 people were screened and reports were given to some people within just 30 minutes, while some would be sent via message on Friday. At the same time, 13000 tests were done with RT PCR kit, which together, a total of 20,000 people were tested on Thursday.
After this news came to light, Chief Minister Kejriwal also tweeted. He wrote in a tweet on Friday, “Now the Delhiites will have no problem in getting the test done.” Much more testing will be done in the coming days.
The center has provided 50 thousand kits
Following the Central Government’s order, 50 thousand kits were made available in Delhi on Wednesday, after which investigations have been started. Currently 20,000 people are being tested per 10 lakh population in the capital. These kits will greatly speed up the investigation. The Delhi government aims to test up to 6 lakhs.
After the meeting of the Union Home Minister on Sunday, it was informed that from June 20, there will be more than 17 thousand investigations in Delhi daily. However, this figure was touched only on Thursday. These kits were approved by ICMR to expedite investigations in view of increasing corona infection cases in the country.
When AIIMS and the team of ICMR tested these kits, the results were correct from 99.3 to 100%. Test kits have to be kept between 2 and 30 ° C temperature. ICMR has also given guidelines regarding the use of the kit.
In addition to using this kit of SD biosensor company under strict medical supervision, the investigator should be covered by PPE. If a person is infected with the corona virus, there is no need to undergo RT-PCR test again. If a negative is found, then RT-PCR test will have to be done in its sample lab.
Kovid was yet to be investigated through RT PCR. Due to this, it was taking three to four days to get the report. ICMR is considering this rapid antigen detection kit as an important screening option.
Campaign intensified in Red Zone
The campaign to locate people exposed to the infected patient has been intensified in Delhi’s containment zone. A health survey of 1,77,692 people was conducted between 15-16 June in a total population of 2,30,466 in 242 containment zones. The remaining people will be surveyed by 20 June.