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Govt exploring startup capabilities to combat coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 18:53 IST

The government has identified at least 500 entities in the field of diagnostics, drugs, ventilators, protection gear, disinfecting systems,etc, as an effort to map coronavirus disease related technology capabilities in start-ups. The manufacturing capacity of the first indigenous kit developed by a Pune-based start up is being scaled up to produce nearly one lakh kits per week, a statement by health ministry, quoted by the Hindustan Times said. A manufacturing facility for indigenous development of ventilators, testing kits, imaging equipment and ultrasound and high end radiology equipment has been set up in Vishakhapatnam where manufacturing will start in the first week of April, said the health ministry in the statement.

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