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TDN World Desk: In a time of crisis Dr Dr Nadeem Rahman, an alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University’s Biochemistry department has developed a rapid testing kit for COVID-19 which will deliver results instantly. The kits are set to be priced at around Rs 500-600.

This is India’s first anti-body based COVID-19 testing kit and it is efficient enough to show accurate result in less than 15 minutes. Rahman’s testing kit will prove a great help for humanity.

Nadeem Rahman,who runs a company in Noida called NuLife Consultants and Distributors, said that they are confident to produce one lakh testing kits per day.

The testing kit has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

The government has given permission to open Nulife Consultants and Distributors Pvt Ltd lab during the lockdown for making COVID-19 testing kits.

Speaking about the innovation, Rahman said as quoted by TOI,”The testing kits were launched in just a span of two weeks. Regular production will strat soon.”

The testing kits will be available at an affordable price. Cost range will be around Rs 500-600 or even less than that.

AMU vice-chancellor professor Tariq Mansoor said, “We are proud that an AMU alumnus has developed the much needed affordable testing kit in times when the country is witnessing a surge in the number of coronavirus cases despite stingent measures implemented in the country. It is a major cause of worry.”

Dr Rahman thanked the UP government’s Principal Secretary MSME Navneet Sehgal and his team as well as the ICMR for giving timely approval to the kits.

Before Corona lockdown Aligarh Muslim University had been at the forefront in the nationwide protest against CAA-NPR-NRC. Yogi Adityanath government had booked a number of AMU students to curb the movement. This time amid COVID lockdown AMU again made headlines and proved that when the country is in need its students are really helpful. AMU is an iconic educational institution with its link to Indian freedom struggle.