Gonoshasthaya Kendra gets govt approval to produce Covid-19 detection kits

Gonoshasthaya Kendra is expected to go for a full-scale production of coronavirus-detection kits within two weeks as it got the government’s clearance today to produce the tools.

“At about 1 pm today, the government gave approval to the coronavirus- detection kits, developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra. And we have already started the process to import raw materials of the kits,” Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury told BSS over phone.

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He said the raw materials and chemicals for the kits will reach Bangladesh from abroad within eight to 10 days.

“We expect that we will be able to start a full-scale production of the coronavirus-detection kits within two weeks,” Dr Zafrullah said.

A team of Gonoshasthaya-RNA Biotech Limited, a sister concern of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, has developed the kit that can detect the novel coronavirus infection within 15 minutes.

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