Kolkata becomes first city to install ‘Third Umpire’ RT-PCR Machines

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines in India for quick detection of diseases like dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu. These machines are to serve as a ‘third umpire’ in situations when medical reports and blood tests reveal contradictory results. The purpose is to give an accurate DNA report on blood tests in order to ascertain the exact cause of illness.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/SSC CGL:

  • Jagdeep Dhankhar is the governor of West Bengal.
  • Mamta Banerjee is the CM of West Bengal.

Source: The News18

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