India has launched 1st indigenous monkeypox test kit.

India has launched the 1st indigenously developed RT-PCR kit to test for monkeypox disease.

  • India has developed the 1st indigenously developed RT-PCR kit to test for monkeypox disease.
  • The kit has been developed by TransAsia Bio-Medicals, the kit was unveiled by Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Centre.
  • The kit will help in early detection and better management of the infection, which WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) may conduct a serosurvey to check the presence of antibodies among the contacts of monkeypox patients and find out how many of them were asymptomatic.

Qns : Who has been developed the 1st indigenously developed RT-PCR kit to test for monkeypox disease in India?

Ans : India has developed the 1st indigenously developed RT-PCR kit to test for monkeypox disease. The kit has been developed by TransAsia Bio-Medicals, the kit was unveiled by Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Centre.

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