To detect new pressure, KGMU begins genome sequencing of coronavirus


With the rising risk of mutations of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) as noticed within the United Kingdom and South Africa, the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow goes to begin the genome sequencing of the coronavirus for the detection of any new pressure within the nation.
The train for the identification of any new mutations wouldn’t solely help in figuring out the range and severity of the pressure however would additionally assist in offering higher therapy and administration of Covid-19, officers on the hospital mentioned.
“We have tested samples of 10 patients suffering from coronavirus. Fortunately, not a single sample with new strain has been detected. After the purchase of the reagent kits required to analyse the genetic material of novel coronavirus, we will be able to test more samples every day. This sample test will only examine the new strain of coronavirus in the patient,” Dr Amita Jain, Head of Department of Microbiology at KGMU, mentioned.

The genome sequencing is necessary to verify which pressure is current within the affected person affected by Covid-19.
Earlier, the samples have been despatched to a Pune lab for identification of any new pressure. But now after the supply of the reagent kits, samples will likely be examined within the state. Apart from KGMU, the genome sequencing examine can even start at Bananas Hindu University, CDRI, and NBRI quickly, officers mentioned.