India’s first Mobile Virology Diagnostics and Research Laboratory inaugurated in Hyderabad

Unique and first of its kind facility in the country, a Mobile Virology Diagnostics and Research Laboratory has been inaugurated in Hyderabad at the ESI medical college. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Minister of state for Home Kishan Reddy and Telangana Industries Minister K Taraka Ramarao have attended the programme through video conference. Developed by the DRDO, the Bio safety level-3 laboratory can test thousand samples for Corona virus daily and can scale up to 2000 in future. The laboratory also has a facility to trial drugs and conduct research on Corona virus.

The laboratory has been developed in less than two weeks.

Senior DRDO scientist Y Srinivas informed AIR that the laboratory can expand its operations in future and can be moved easily to anywhere in the country.