DRDO develops kiosk “COVSACK” for COVID-19 sample collection

The “COVSACK” is a kiosk developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the COVID-19 sample collections. This newly made kiosk can make the process of collecting samples free of infection spread and will help in combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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About “COVSACK”:

“COVSACK” is a kiosk which has been developed by Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) under the portfolio of DRDO, in consultation with the doctors of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Hyderabad. The unit would be used by the healthcare workers for the collection of COVID-19 samples from suspected infected patients. This kiosk makes the process of sample collection free of infection spread as it can be automatically disinfected without the need for human involvement. Hence, by making the sample collection process infection free, the kiosk helps in combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation: G Satheesh Reddy.
  • Headquarters of DRDO: New Delhi.

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