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Coronavirus: Jammu University provides gadget to GMC to detect disease in people

Last Updated on March 29, 2020 at 2:44 am

While the medicos across the world are struggling to detect and treat the deadly COVID-19 or Coronavirus, University of Jammu has provided a gadget to the Government Medical College (GMC) that could know the presence of the disease in a person.

The sophisticated machine known as real time PCR has been provided by the School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu to the GMC Jammu so that those patients coming with the symptoms of the virus can be treated on time and the disease can be stopped from spreading.

Even as the total number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 18 on Friday, some experts stated that the actual number of the cases could be high but due to lack of tests, these may take sometime to appear.

However University of Jammu stated on its Twitter handle, “A Real Time PCR machine which is a sophisticated machine used for testing presence of Coronavirus in a person, has been provided to the GMC by School of Biotech. Hope it will strengthen testing facility” the Twitter stated.