Virologist Minal delivered coronavirus testing kit first then her baby
Pune : When it comes to serving the nation, Indians set examples that deserve huge respect for unmatched dedication and efforts.
The latest example of such warrior is virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale who works as research and development chief at MyLab.
She was working with her team of researchers to develop the coronavirus testing kit which is reliable and also cost-effective.
Despite being in a pregnancy situation where most women are advised to stay at home and rest, she chose to go to work and deliver the results before bringing her baby in the world.
"Our kit gives the diagnosis in two and a half hours while the imported testing kits take six-seven hours," BBC quoted virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale, Mylab's research and development chief.
"It was an emergency, so I took this on as a challenge. I have to serve my nation," she says, adding that her team of 10 worked "very hard" to make the project a success.
In the end, she submitted the kit for evaluation by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) on 18 March, just a day before delivering her daughter.
The government-run Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), under which NIV operates, agreed. It said Mylab was the only Indian company to achieve 100% results.
India's coronavirus testing rate will increase with the help of warriors like Minal and hopefully, India will soon win the battle against novel coronavirus, also known as Covid 19.