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Meet The Woman Who Made The Covid-19 Test Kit

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Meet The Woman Who Made The Covid-19 Test Kit

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

This is neither a comic book nor a fantasy world but we can still assure you that we have our very own wonder woman. Yes, you heard it right. We are talking about Indian Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale who is responsible for creating India's first coronavirus testing kit. The kit should have taken three to four months for completion but her team managed to finish it within just six weeks.

Besides battling the constant ticking clock, Bhosale also fought a crucial personal war during the procedure. She was in the last stage of her pregnancy but nothing could stop her from serving the country. Bhosale's efforts paid the price with her team delivering the testing kit way sooner than expected.

While giving an interview to BBC, Minal shared "It was an emergency, so I took this on as a challenge. I had to serve my nation,".

Minal Dakhave Bhosale successfully finished the kit for evaluation by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) on 18 March, a day before she delivered her baby. On that very day, after an hour of her kit submission, she was taken to the hospital for her delivery.

The diagnostic firm has confirmed that they are capable of proving up to 100,000 Covid-19 testing kits per week and can produce up to 200,000 if the healthcare workers need it. A Mylab kit can test 100 samples at a price of Rs 1,200. And surprisingly it is almost a fourth of the Rs 4,500 which the Indian government is currently paying to import the Covid-19 testing kids from abroad.







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