New Delhi: – Trials of the Coronavirus Rapid Testing Kit, developed jointly by India and Israel, have begun. These trials are being conducted in the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi. The tests are being conducted based on four different technologies. If the trials are successful, Coronavirus diagnosis can be made in 30 seconds and rapid testing can be done on a large scale. Israeli Ambassador Ron Malka had said that this research would be revolutionary and the world is waiting for it.
Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israeli ‘Directorate of Defence Research and Development’ started joint research on the kit. An Israeli delegation has reached India for this purpose. The trials of the kit, are being conducted at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, in New Delhi, since the last three days. The tests are being conducted using Breath Analyser and Voice Test technologies. The results of these trials will be available in about two weeks. If these results come out to be positive, India can detect Coronavirus infection in 30 seconds.
On Friday, Israeli Ambassador to India, Ron Malka, visited Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and held discussions with the scientists. India and Israel are cooperating, since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. India supplied medical aid to Israel. This is an example of an excellent friendship. After confirming the results of the tests, the kits will be manufactured in India. Malka expressed confidence that this kit developed jointly by India and Israel will reach all around the world.
Dr K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian Prime Minister, is leading the research. Raghavan expressed confidence ‘India and Israel have always cooperated in the technology sector. The friendship between India and Israel will become stronger, following this joint research. Both the countries will be successful in the research and this will benefit the country and humanity.’