Dimapur, June 27: The BSL-2 Lab at CIHSR Dimapur was inaugurated by Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom. He was accompanied by Jacob Zhimomi, Minister for PHED, Tovihoto Ayemi, Advisor for Power, Zhaleo Rio, Advisor for Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Toshi Wungtung, Advisor for IPR, SCERT & VG and Azheto Zhimomi, MLA.
Senior officials from the State Government, APC & in-charge of Dimapur District to co-ordinate COVID-19 related activities, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur and Commissioner of Police, Dimapur were also present.
The BSL-2 will operate the RT-PCR which is the gold standard test for detecting cases of COVID-19. The advantage of this platform lies in its accuracy as well as the ability to run up to 90 samples in a single run.
The operationalization of the Lab would further boost the testing capacity in the State and strengthen the fight against the spread of COVID-19 by enabling early detection and containment of infection. (Page News Service)