A Toronto-based Pakistani doctor, Dr Naqeeb Khalid developed a smartphone app for instant Covid-19 testing, announced Radio Pakistan on Sunday.
Pakistani High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar also hailed Dr Naqeeb Khalid for his landmark achievement. According to Dr Naqeeb, this innovation would make Covid-19 diagnosis more feasible and less expensive with higher efficiency.
“Together with vaccines, we can control the Covid-19 outbreak and return our lives and economies to normal.” said Dr. Naqeeb.
Dr Naqeeb Khalid was graduated from King Edward Medical University, Lahore in 1983 and later acquired experience in invention of medical devices and systems.
Bashir Tarar said that clinical trials of the innovation would prove its efficacy for the Covid-19 test and pave the way for necessary approvals before put to use at the mass level.
A smartphone App will be available for download from the AppStore.