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India’s first indigenous easy-to-use kit has been commercially launched

Pune:3/6/21:India’s first indigenous easy-to-use kit, that detects the coronavirus within 15 minutes, has been commercially launched. It will be available at chemist shops across the country in the next two three days, its maker Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd. announced on Thursday.

Named CoviSelf, it costs Rs 250 per unit.

It can be ordered online through e-commerce platforms as well.

“Mylab Discovery Solutions… announces the commercial launch of its Covid-19 self-test kit, CoviSelf, after receiving approval from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). It is the first test kit for Covid-19 that can be self-administered by citizens at home, in India. This indigenous test kit will be distributed through to 95% of the PIN codes in the county and will be available over-the-counter at pharmacies and drugstores across India,” the company said in a statement.

CoviSelf, given the go-ahead by ICMR on May 19 for commercial sale, can be used like home-based pregnancy test kit.

Mylab Discovery Solutions will initially roll out 1 million self-test kits, starting Thursday. Based on demand, up to 7 million units will be made available per week.

Each unit contains a testing kit, instructions leaflet and a bag to dispose of the used contents after testing.

“Self-testing should slow down the spread of Covid-19 significantly. We aim to make CoviSelf available across the country, especially for people in rural areas who have limited options for testing,” said Mylab Discovery Solutions MD Hasmukh Rawal.

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