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India to make its own test kits; 1 lakh a day tests target by May 31: Dr Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said India will be able to produce RT-PCR and antibody test kits by May.

“All processes are in an advanced stage and production will start after getting approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” he said, adding that it would help the country in meeting the target of 1 lakh tests per day by May 31.

The Health Minister, who held a meeting with autonomous institutes under Department of Biotechnology via video conference, further said that no fresh case has been reported in 80 districts since past seven days.

In 47 districts, no case had been reported in the past 14 days, while 39 districts had not reported a case since the past 21 days.

In 17 districts not a single case had been reported in the past 28 days, he added

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