Locally invented Covid-19 detection device to be available soon: DRAP

ISLAMABAD: Locally made medical device Covid-19 Rapid Artificial Intelligence Detection (COV-RAID) would be soon available throughout the country to detect coronavirus infection in a suspected patient’s lungs within a minute.

According to an official of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (DRAP), the device was registered by the authority to identify suspected patients economically using x-rays whereas the product was approved for secondary detection of the virus.

He said COV-RAID was a window based software programme based on python, using TensorFlow and Keras libraries whereas its registration certificate would be valid for a period of five years before needing renewal.

Commenting on the development, DRAP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Asim Rauf said the device would significantly support the treatment of coronavirus patients in Pakistan.

He said the technology was being used by only a few countries of the world while Pakistan would also provide the device to other countries.


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