Covid-19 Home Testing Kit Gets Approval

SRINAGAR: The Rapid Kits to conduct Covid-19 test at home has got the green signal today and the Indian Council of Medical Research has issued detailed guidelines on who can use it and how.

As per a news item published by the NDTV

“The ICMR has made it clear that only symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory-confirmed positive cases should use the home test. “Indiscriminate testing is not advised,” the medical body said”

“The home test should be conducted according to an app that can be downloaded from the Google play store and Apple store.”

“The mobile app is a comprehensive guide of the testing procedure and will provide a positive or negative test result to the patient. All users are advised to click a picture of the test strip after completing the test procedure with the same mobile phone,”

Further, “The data from the phone will be centrally captured in a secure server which is connected with the ICMR COVID-19 testing portal, where all data will be eventually stored.”

“The medical body also assured that patient confidentiality will be fully maintained.”

Further details awaited.

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