Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan launches indigenous COVID-19 testing kits
9, Apr 2020, 11:37 AM
Amaravathi: Leading the way in manufacturing indigenous medical equipment, Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the COVID-19 rapid testing kits manufactured at the Visakhapatnam-based Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone Limited (AMTZ), at his camp office at Tadepalli on Wednesday. Industries minister Mekapati Gautham Reddy and several officials were present. Talking to media, minister for industries, Mekapati Goutham Reddy, said that AMTZ is now manufacturing 2000 testing kits per day and the production will be scaled up to 25,000 units per day once the company gets the laser welding equipment.
About 20 tests can be performed with each kit and it costs Rs 1200 for the government. By May, 7.5 lakh kits will be manufactured and delivered to other states as well. Moreover, the central government has already placed orders for 3,500 ventilators.