KU extends logistic support to Health Deptt in fight against COVID19

The University of Kashmir (KU on Tuesday decided to extend its logistic support to the Health Department in the fight against COVID19.

A team comprising officials from National Health Mission and Health Department of J&K had a detailed meeting with the Vice Chancellor, KU Prof Talat Ahmad, in which COVID19 testing measures at KU were discussed.

The team visited varsity’s Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry departments and took stock of the labs and facilities available at these departments in terms of equipments and other logistical support which could further boost the testing measures in the fight against COVID19

The team also interacted with scientists and some faculty members in these departments and sought their scientific inputs and feedback for smooth conduct of COVID19 tests at KU.

During the interaction it was decided by the varsity authorities that in order to augment the COVID19 testing facilities in J&K, the University will provide RT-qPCRs, Refrigerated Centrifuges and other equipments to the Health Department.

On the occasion, Prof Ahmad assured the team that University would provide all necessary support and guidance to the Health Department in the battle against COVID19.