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753. 

What is the name of the first of its kind, testing machine dedicated by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare to the nation on 14 May?

[A]. COBAS 6800
[B]. COBAS 5800
[C]. COBAS 8800
[D]. COBAS 7800

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicated the COBAS 6800, first of its kind, testing machine at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to the nation on 14 May. GoI has procured such testing machines for testing of COVID-19 cases for the first time. It is installed at NCDC. COBAS 6800 is a fully automated, high-end machine that performs real-time PCR testing COVID-19 in the service of the nation. The device will provide high quality, high-volume testing with a high throughput of around 1200 samples in 24 hours. It will largely increase the testing capacity with the reduction in pendency.

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