Covid-19: India to get high-speed testing machines from US
NEW DELHI: India is sourcing six high-speed testing machines from the US, which can conduct between 6000-8000 tests for coronavir s simultaneously.
“Six SUV-sized high speed testing machines, which are in high demand, are being sourced from Roche in USA,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava told mediapersons on Thursday.
India had requested the US for these testing machines, which will enhance India’s testing capability manifold. The Trump administration agreed to this, despite a huge domestic demand, even as India relaxed its own export rules on hydroxychloroquine for shipment to the US.
Srivastava said in the past two weeks, around two dozen flights from five cities in brought in nearly 400 tonnes of medical supplies, including RT-PCR test kits, Rapid Antibody Tests, PPE kits, thermometers etc. He said 20 more flights are expected to bring supplies from in the coming days, “and this is likely to be stepped up considerably in the next few months as our procurement efforts gain momentum”.
MEA, he said, is facilitating “collaboration between Indian and foreign agencies in research & development efforts (such as on Remdesivir, PLX Cells etc.) related to Covid-19”.
The Indian subsidiary of a South Korean company, Biosensor, has started production of Covid-19 rapid antibody testing kits in its plant in Manesar (Haryana) with a capacity of 5 lakh kits per week. The first batch rolled out on April 19. “Our Mission has also signed a contract on behalf of ICMR with another South Korean company to procure and supply 5 lakh corona testing kits,” he said.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/49761.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
400 TONES OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND ANOTHER 20 MORE FLIGHTS... PLUS ENSURING SUPPLY OF HIGH SPEED TESTING MACHINES FROM USA...WELL DONE INDIA, EVEN THOUGH THE CURVE IS FLATTENING IN INDIA, BUT ITS NICE TO SEE, THAT INDIAN GOVT IS EVEN MORE AGGRESSIVE IN FIGHTING THE VIRUS, THAN THE VIRUS ITSELF...WELL DONE INDIAN GOVT FULL MARKS TO YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN THIS TUMULTUOUS TIMES...INDIANS ARE PROUD OF GOVT OF INDIA....
Doing everything at the last moment. Modi sarkar was slee whole Jan, Feb and March.
Only good thing Modi does is lockdown India and shut everything, no work and Modi gt is very good at it, rest they are all clueless
How dare you question Moti ji! Now monkey bhakts will hurl abused at you.
as was suffering from corona and still we were busy hosting Trump in Feb, Gt should have taken adequate steps in Jan - Feb by imposing restrictions of foreign travelers.
爆发疫情后，我们在2月还忙着接待特朗普，印度政府应该在1 - 2月采取适当措施限制外国游客入境。
R C SOOD
We must have fa th and trust in our gt as they would do their best to get out of the mess created by this monstrous vir s and stop listening to all the negative comments.
what about a make in India campaign
Even USA is sourcing medicine from India, so stop your po itical nonsense supporter of Italian Congress.... ! Make in India won't happen overnight and till then India can't leave you dead of corona
In the months this go nment was bragging, inviting accolades, taking of immunity, everything except real and scientific steps to find a way to test and contain the vir s.
why import from USA when our labs have started producing machine locally at much lower cost?
Trump bau needs to be pleased.
all this is big business like dealing with arms
Great efforts. Compare with the so called developed countries, our Go nment doing the best possible. Everybody, including Go nment,was of the oion that with lock down in force, the cases will decrease. But due to some bad elements and negligence of slum dwellers and some others, the situation has worsened.
when it comes to make or buy decision, it is always a buy.
This high speed testing machines are not working in US? thousands are daily dieing there?
US is fooling us and selling useless expensive things... Modi is buying just because he is Trump chela...
How are you people so dumb!!
According to they think india is most filthy, less hygienic & Poor nation, They expect there is huge number's of coronavir s patient in india & they don't trust India's testing even there is no cases in india.
It is disappointing to see India doesnt have the capability to make these testing machines indigenously.
make in India
Better use Made in India testing machines and tests. Cheers
Most of the ventilation machines failed in New York!!! People put on V machine most of them died!!! May be made in !!! trump will change the stickers and mark as made in USA and High Speed!!! Indian fools!!!
印度人真是傻瓜! ! !
Exactly! Now, gobar eating, Street poooo Indians should stop comparing to India with . Better compare India with Bangladesh or Nigeria.
Couldnt we have done this in the first place instead of getting that junk
Because we are open air pooper and filthy rapists, so we like junks.
Whether Corona or No Corona Indian should have no trade links with and Pakistan the most untrustworthy in the world.