Bhubaneswar, Jan 19: Over 30 thousand units of the OmiSure testing kits have reached Odisha on Wednesday.
To deal with the rising Omicron cases in the country, the TATA Medical and Diagnostics had developed the OmiSure testing kits which can directly detect the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Earlier, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had also approved the testing kit as it cuts down delays in genome sequencing to detect the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
The Odisha government had ordered 5 lakh units of the testing kit and the first batch has arrived today. The kits will be used primarily in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela and Berhampur, informed the health department.