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COVID testing to mark a 50% hike at Lucknow's KGMU with the launch of 'high throughput lab'

In an attempt to augment the city's COVID testing capacity, a 'high throughput lab' has been launched at the King George Medical University in Lucknow. Instituted at the Department of Microbiology of the varsity, the new centre will help in boosting the daily testing numbers to 1.5 times their present value. As per reports, the latest intervention is driven by an increase in the count of RT-PCR testing machines and RNA extraction devices.

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THESE 5 postage stamps chart an unconventional route of Lucknow's history

Though e-mails, Whatsapp and other social media apps have drastically changed the way we communicate, the Indian Post and Telegraph Department regularly issues postage stamps. Apart from giving an opportunity to philatelists to embark upon a poetic endeavour, these stamps recognise and immortalise historical moments. For the importance that Lucknow holds in the annals of history, its story has been chronicled via these 5 stamps which you must make a note of, whether you are a collector or not!

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3D printing technology deployed at Lucknow's KGMU to perform critical surgeries!

Opening doors to the interdisciplinary techniques, Lucknow's George Medical University is now using 3D printing to assist critical surgeries. As per reports, a liver transplant was recently conducted at the institute with the help of a 3D printed model of the organ fabricated by an engineer. Reportedly, the maximum benefits of this innovative development will be witnessed in the orthopedics and neurology departments while other medical areas will also be assisted.

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Preventive protocols implemented in UP to arrest outbreak of new 'Delta Plus' COVID-19 variant

Aiming targeted interventions for caution and control against the new Delta Plus variant cases spurting across different states in the nation, the Uttar Pradesh administration has issued new orders. Simultaneously, Lucknow's King George Medical University will be conducting research and investigation for deciphering the symptoms and course of the mutant. While the samples have also been sent for screening in Pune and Delhi institutes till now, the process at KGMU will start from today.

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Lucknow's KGMU conducts 20 lakh COVID tests, highest in India!

In a milestone achievement, the King George's Medical University in Lucknow on Tuesday became the first and the only institute across India to have conducted 20 lakh COVID tests, since February 2020. The KGMU spokesperson informed that the university has aced this tally with the relentless assistance of the staff, lab technicians, scientists and even research students, who worked round the clock, despite having tested positive. All tests were conducted through the RT-PCR method, the golden standard of testing.

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