Students and teachers jointly from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) have developed covid-19 testing kit, which is the 1st locally developed kit in Pakistan. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved the testing kit which suggests its validity and authenticity. The testing kit was sent to DRAP in the month of March, 2020 for the purpose of testing and getting it approved.
Approval of the covid-19 testing kits was informed by Minister of Science and Technology through his official Twitter account. According to the credible sources, NUST has more than 1.5 Million testing kits manufacturing capacity. It could be vital in testing increased number of people as Pakistan’s cases are increasing with every passing day. Higher are the testing capacities, more will be the chances of better strategy development.