Chandigarh: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday inaugurated the COVID Fast Testing Machine (ID Now) at District Hospital SAS Nagar. This machine has donated by PATH, a US-based non-profit group.
Giving details about this, Sidhu mentioned that ‘ID Now’ machine will likely be helpful for offering confirmatory outcomes because it offers outcomes inside six to 13 minutes with the capability to conduct 30 checks a day. He mentioned that this will likely be benefited for testing emergency and IPD samples. This is a serious boon at a time when there may be excessive demand for testing of crucial sufferers.
Health Minister mentioned that this machine is transportable and a primary of its sort RTPCR based mostly which might simply be taken to villages for testing. This testing machine will even be very useful to conduct checks in micro containment zones.
Cabinet Minister appreciated PATH’s initiative in donating this know-how as a part of their assist to the state of Punjab below the venture “Improving Access to COVID-19 Testing in India.
Lauding the commendable efforts being made by the healthcare employees on the event, Sidhu mentioned that medical and para-medical workers has been working endlessly in offering important COVID-19 medical companies for the reason that final yr. He additionally motivated them to maintain up the nice work with ardour to avoid wasting the dear lives of COVID sufferers.
Notably, A singular point-of-care testing system referred to as Abbott ID Now is put in at District Hospital, Mohali,. This know-how is geared toward lowering the time taken to obtain take a look at outcomes.
Civil Surgeon, Mohali Dr Adarshpal Kaur, State Nodal Officer, Covid-19 Dr. Rajesh Bhaskar, SMO Dr HS Cheem, Dr and PATH Punjab workforce: State Lead Ms Preetishirin Katapur, Program Officer Dr. Surbhi and Field Officer Gurpreet Singh have been additionally current on the event.