DRDO sets-up COVID-19 Testing Facility at DIHAR, Leh

A COVID-19 testing facility has been established by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at the Leh based laboratory Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR). The testing facility has been launched to improve the rate of testing to determine the Corona cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The testing facility having capability of screening 50 samples per day will also help in keeping close watch of the infected persons.

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The COVID-19 testing facility would also provide support in training manpower for COVID testing and will also address future bio-threats and carry out R&D activities pertinent to agro-animals diseases. Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) is a life science laboratory of DRDO which works on cold arid agro-animal technologies. It screens and identifies the medicinal and aromatic plants to exploit them for use for defence purposes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation: G Satheesh Reddy.
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh: RK Mathur.

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