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Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) projected export of 62 crore COVID-19 testing kits between July and September. “The ICMR/DHR (Department of Health Research) supports the manufacturers to export surplus quantities of the COVID-19 diagnostic kits after meeting the in-country demands. The projected export till September 2021 is a cumulative total of 62 crore test kits of RT-PCR, Viral Transport Media (VTM), RNA extraction and rapid antigen tests,” the ICMR said in a tweet.

The manufacturing capability of COVID-19 testing kits has been considerably enhanced, “making India atmanirbhar (self-reliant)”, it added.

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