Pakistani Canadian Doctor Naqeeb Khalid introduces instant COVID - 19 diagnostic test using smartphone

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Pakistani Canadian Doctor Naqeeb Khalid introduces instant COVID - 19 diagnostic test using smartphone

TORONTO: In a landmark achievement, Toronto-based Pakistani Doctor Naqeeb Khalid has introduced an instant COVID-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone.

High Commissioner for Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has congratulated Dr. Naqeeb Khalid, who led the development of a smartphone-based diagnostic test for COVID-19.

The high commissioner in a video conversation with Dr. Naqeeb Khalid said the idea of a Covid test being displayed and communicated by the smartphone is laudable.

He hoped such a quick, hassle-free, accessible and affordable invention would be of immense help to the humanity in overcoming the current pandemic and fighting viruses causing tropical diseases such as dengue.

Raza Bashir Tarar hoped 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.