New Delhi. In the third wave of corona, instead of going to hospitals, many people are doing their investigation sitting at home. Rapid antigen kits of many well-known companies are easily available in the market and the test results are being received in 15 minutes. The demand for this kit is increasing in Delhi and NCR. According to drug dealers, about one lakh kits are being consumed daily in Delhi NCR. Its demand is increasing continuously.
Many people are avoiding going to government testing centers or private hospitals when they show symptoms of corona. People are afraid that it should not happen that there is a common cold, but after going to the hospital, they may fall in the grip of corona. Because of this, people are getting themselves tested by taking rapid antigen kits from medical stores without going to the hospital.
According to doctors, the result of antigen kit is 70 percent. However, the doctors advised that after the examination, treatment should not be started on your own and should be done only after contacting the doctor. Self-treatment can be harmful. Apart from Delhi, the demand for this kit is increasing in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad. Ghaziabad ACMO Dr. Sunil Tyagi says that antigen kits of many companies are available in the market. Investigation is being done with their help.
test kit cost
Many well-known companies of antigen test kit are also available in the market. That’s why its price varies. The price of a well-known company is between Rs 300 and 350 in the market. At the same time, its price is getting between Rs.250 to Rs.300 at Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra. Rajved Chaudhary, president of Ghaziabad NCR Ghaziabad Chemist Association, says that with the third wave, the demand for rapid kits has increased. Slowly many companies have started the production of this kit. Easily available in the market.
Getting results in 15 minutes
Ajay Tyagi, who runs a pharmacy at Premdharma Hospital in Ghaziabad, says that the demand for rapid kits is increasing continuously at the store. Instead of going to the hospital after seeing the possible symptoms of corona, people are buying kits and testing them at homes. After checking the result is getting in 15 minutes. He told that the results of this kit are up to 70 percent. While doing the test, gloves must be worn in the hands, because the test cannot be done by oneself, another person will do the test, so caution must be taken.
Testing is fine but should not self-treat
According to doctors, it is okay to self-test with a rapid kit, but people should not self-medicate. Dr. Rahut Gupta, Senior General Physician of Swastik Medical Center, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, says that people must immediately contact the doctor after the examination. In this, many times it can be troublesome to start treatment by buying medicine from the market itself. Therefore, a doctor should be consulted for treatment.
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