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Nagpur’s NEERI transfers know-how of ‘Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology’ to Union Ministry

In a notable step forward in India’s fight against COVID-19, Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has transferred the know-how of indigenously developed Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique, used for testing COVID-19 samples. 

The Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology is a simple, fast, cost-effective, patient-friendly, and comfortable method of testing COVID-19 samples.

 

It also provides instant test results and is well suited for rural and tribal areas, given minimal infrastructure requirements.

 

CSIR-NEERI stated that the innovation developed by the institute has been ?dedicated to the nation? to serve the society. The know-how has been transferred to the Union Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), on a non-exclusive basis. This would enable the innovation to be commercialised and licensed to all capable parties, including private, government and various rural development schemes and departments.

 

The licensees are expected to set up manufacturing facilities for commercial production in the form of easily usable compact kits. In the light of the prevailing pandemic situation and probable third wave of COVID-19, CSIR-NEERI fast-tracked the know-how transfer process to potential licensees for its wider dissemination across the nation.

 

The ceremonial transfer of the Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) and Know-How of the Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique was done in the presence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday, September 11.

 

Gadkari said, The Saline Gargle RT-PCR method needs implementation across the nation, especially in resource-poor regions like rural and tribal areas. This would result in faster and more citizen-friendly testing and will strengthen our fight against the pandemic.

 

The MSME unit had approached CSIR-NEERI for commercialising the Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology developed by CSIR-NEERI. 

The principal inventor of Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology is NEERI scientist Dr. Krishna Khairnar and the team of research scholars of Environmental Virology, at CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur. 

Scientist and Head, EVC, CSIR-NEERI (Innovator of Saline Gargle RT-PCR), Dr Krishna Khairnar; Director, CSIR-NEERI, Dr Srivari Chandrasekhar; Chairman, Technology Transfer, CSIR-NEERI, Dr Atul Vaidya; MSME Unit Director Rajesh Daga and MSME Unit Director Kamlesh Daga were also present during the transfer of know-how to MSME ministry.
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Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad unveils Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’

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Dr Kavita Chandak at National Conference of Homeopathy held in Aurangabad

Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad recently unveiled Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’ at the recently held National Conference of Homeopathy (HAMI 2022) in Aurangabad. Prominently present during the conference were renowned homeopath Dr Arun Bhasme and 3,000 other doctors.

In her book, Dr Chandak, who hails from Nagpur, has covered the most important and widespread gynecological disorders such as menarche, over dysmenorrhea to menopause; reflects issues from which women suffer frequently like sterility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast issues, pregnancy-related conditions like constipation, morning sickness, heartburn, uterine prolapse, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and urinary problems, to mention a few.

Dr Chandak has also given a thorough explanation on topics like cancer of the breast, uterus and cervix, which are the most prevalent types of cancers in women. Her book contains a study of several homeopathic remedies with special emphasis on gynecology through the chapters like the core of a few important female remedies and the homeopathic gynecological kit. The book also gives a glimpse of rare and lesser-known remedies.

It is worth noting that Dr Chandak holds two golden book world records for treating kidney disorders and a case of mucormycosis. She is also the recipient of ‘The Excellence in Homeopathy award 2022’ given by Hpathy.com to 66 renowned homeopaths throughout the world. Over the years, Dr Chandak has organized more than 800 free medicine distribution camps. She provides her services through her web clinic in 20+ countries. Her area of specialization is behavioral psychiatric disorders like autism and ADHD.

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COVID से बचने के लिए mask पहनने का सही तरीका क्या हैं? | Healthy India

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Pulmonologist Dr Sameer Arbat explains the right way to wear mask in order to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

 

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‘No cause for concern:’ Sharad Pawar after testing COVID positive

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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (81), on Monday afternoon, said he had tested positive for COVID, but there was no cause of worry.

Pawar tweeted, “I have tested Covid positive but there is no cause for concern. I am following the treatment suggested by my doctor.”
He requested all those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested and take necessary precautions.

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