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Fifteen more TruNaat Machines procured to accelerate COVID-19 Testing: Balbir Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh, Jul 29 (UNI) In order to effectively handle the COVID-19 challenge, Punjab has taken a lead in using innovative methods for early detection and testing. Hence, the state government has procured 15 more TruNaat machines for testing so that patients are detected, tested and isolated early to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, total 30 machines are functional in Govt. Hospitals.
Disclosing this here today, the Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Singh Sidhu said guidelines have already been issued to all the Government Health facilities in the state for TruNaat testing. Suspected patients amongst COVID-19 warriors like healthcare workers/doctors/Police/administrative officials, Pregnant Women, SARI patients, and emergency surgery patients shall be prioritized for TruNaat testing in the state.
The Minister said that State had 15, two-channel machines) and 15, four-channel new machines. These are operational and tests are being conducted daily. The turnaround time for results gets reduced in these machines. For instance, in 4 channel machines, 4 tests can be done at a time and 4 results can be retrieved in 1.5 hours.
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UP has potential of bulk drug production: CM

UP has potential of bulk drug production: CM

18 Sep 2020 | 9:06 PM

Lucknow, Sep 18 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said there was huge potential for the manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical equipment as there was huge spurt in demand for both the commodities following the pandemic.
Mr Adityanath said the state will have to take urgent measures for tapping the potential and medical device park have to be set up for the manufacture of the bulk drugs and medical equipment.

A presentation about the manufacture of the bulk drugs and medical equipment was made before the Chief Minister on Friday.

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J&K becomes part of National Generic Document Registration System

J&K becomes part of National Generic Document Registration System

18 Sep 2020 | 9:01 PM

Srinagar, Sep 18 (UNI) Lieutenant Governor (Lt Gov), Manoj Sinha on Friday launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) at a ceremony organized at Deputy Commissioner Srinagar's office.

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BACKFINCO sets target to provide Rs 1,127 75 lakh loan to youth : Dharmsot

BACKFINCO sets target to provide Rs 1,127 75 lakh loan to youth : Dharmsot

18 Sep 2020 | 8:26 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) The Punjab government has set a target to provide a loan of Rs 1127.75 lakh during the year 2020-2021 to uplift the economic standard of the backward class youth of the state.

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Oppn parties misleading farmers: Haryana Min

18 Sep 2020 | 8:18 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister J P Dalal said that Opposition parties can no longer mislead farmers as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar have pledged to make farmers economically affluent.

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Punjab registers 2,817 fresh COVID cases, 62 deaths

18 Sep 2020 | 8:17 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) As many as 2,817 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 62 deaths were reported in Punjab on Friday, taking the infection tally to 92,833 and the death toll to 2,708 in the state.

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