J&K to get its first H1N1 diagnostic Laboratory

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will soon get its first high-tech N1H1 laboratory for molecular diagnosis of swine flu and other diseases caused by viruses, an official said on Thursday. 

The infrastructure for H1N1 lab is being built by BioSafe Lab India private limited at an estimated cost of Rs 343.16 lakh”, Principal and Dean of Government Medical College Jammu Sunanda Raina said. 

She said 65 per cent of the work had been done and the project would be completed by March this year. Raina said the lab would have a separate isolation ward, H1N1 lab infrastructure and H1N1 equipment. — PTI