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DRAP approves Pakistan’s first coronavirus testing kit

DRAP approves Pakistan’s first coronavirus testing kit
June 12, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved country’s first ever locally developed testing kits for coronavirus detection. This was confirmed by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on the micro-blogging website, Twitter. The minister congratulated the scientists on the landmark achievement. He said the approval of locally produced COVID-19 testing kits will help in reducing the import bill and the cost of the tests. It may be noted that NUST has also made hand sanitizers and drones. “Another landmark achieved.... DRAP has approved Pakistan first COVID testing kit, Congratulations to @Official_NUST and our brilliant scientists ...you people have made us proud ... this ll bring significant cost reduction of COVID tests also ll save huge import bill,” Fawad Chaudhry tweeted. The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) had developed 1.5 million testing kits, which were forwarded to DRAP for approval.