Kolkata, 26 July. Scientists at IIT Kharagpur have done a lot of research to prevent the fast growing coronavirus around the world. In a statement issued by the institute, it has been said that researchers have designed a device that can test coronavirus by spending just ₹ 400 and will get its report in just one hour.
IIT Kharagpur has claimed that it will provide benefits to the poor, as the investigation of Corona is still very expensive.
Professor Suman Chakraborty, one of the researchers in Kharagpur, says that the device named ‘Kovirap’ will be able to check the corona virus immediately. He told that the result of this will be found in an hour, which can be seen on the mobile app. They say that this device will cost two thousand rupees. If its product is on a large scale then its price may also be reduced. The institute has applied for a patent for this device.
According to the information found, corona virus can be tested more easily with ‘Covirap’ than the test done in the lab and its results will be as accurate as the RT-PCA test. Multiple probes can be performed from one device. The same will not require any training to run this device.
So far, the process being followed for corona testing is quite expensive. Therefore, this technique can prove to be helpful in the investigation of corona worldwide.