Aligarh: The Hospital Infection Society India, Aligarh Chapter has announced Article/Poetry writing competition and Short Video contest on “Hand Hygiene: Covid-19 and beyond”.
Dr Fatima Khan (Department of Microbiology, JNMC, Aligarh Muslim University) told that both the contests are open to all. The original articles and poems in any of the three languages- English, Hindi and Urdu, and limited to 1000 words, and short video (one minute).
Entries can be sent to email@example.com by 30th April 2020, along with the name, age, designation/course and affiliation of the participant.
Earlier, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumnus from the Department of Biochemistry, Mr Nadeem Rahman, Director, NuLife Consultants and Distributors Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi has developed India’s first Antibody based testing kit which takes less than 15 minutes to yield accurate result. Its cost is 500 rupees at present and the labs charge 4500 rupees for it. The new kit will provide the general population in India with adequate access to cost-effective testing.
Mr Rahman was permitted by the government authorities during the nation-wide lockdown to reopen the NuLife Consultants and Distributors Pvt. Ltd lab, where he developed India’s first ‘Anti-Body based Testing Kit’ to do finger-prick tests, which only takes nearly fifteen minutes to yield accurate results.
The testing kits launched in just a span of two weeks have been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and soon the regular production will start, said Mr Rahman.