Mkg: Ao MLAs donate TrueNat test machine

Mkg: Ao MLAs donate TrueNat test machine
(L) Metsubo Jamir handing over the TrueNat machine to DC Mokokchung, Limawapang Jamir. (Twitter)
DIMAPUR, JUN 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/6/2020 1:16:07 PM IST

Cutting across party lines, 11 Ao legislators-- 10 from Mokokchung and 1 from Dimapur, donated a TrueNat testing machine for Mokokchung district. With this Mokokchung district now has two TrueNat testing machines.

In a tweet, Rural Development minister Metsubo Jamir said “All 11Ao legislators joined hands across party lines to contribute a TrueNat Covid 19 testing machine with capacity to test 48 samples at once, for the people of MKG.”

The machine was handed over DC Mokokchung in the presence of Ao Senden president.

Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had recently issued a revised guidelines for TrueNat, a comprehensive assay for screening and testing for positive cases for Covid-19.

As per the guidelines, all samples of Covid-19 suspect should be first tested by this assay, and later be subjected to confirmation by step 2.

Step 2 is called RdRp gene confirmation assay, and if the sample tests positive through this it must be considered as true positive.

As for the negative samples, they must be considered as true negatives. No further testing is needed for them, it said.


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