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New medical kit may detect malaria in sec, for just Rs 10

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The delay in detection of diseases like Malaria results in fatal conditions, which even cause the death of the patients. Now the detection of such diseases could become cheaper and just take seconds with a new portable device.

A team of researchers from Institute of Engineering and Management in collaboration with Indian Institute of Engineering science and Technology, Shibpur, claim to have developed a mobile low-cost malaria detection system, which can also diagnose dengue with some modifications.

The paper microscope, also known as 'fold scope' is an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components. The results are relayed back to the remote client, and the doctors registered in database can access the data and prescribe treatment accordingly.

As per the reports, the test will only cost of Rs 10 for each test using a drop of blood taken from the tip of the finger.

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