New Delhi: In an uncommon occasion, Indian Army canine have been educated to detect Coronavirus an infection with the assistance of sweat and urine samples, coach Colonel Surender Saini revealed. ALSO READ | Will Never Forget Azad’s Efforts To Rescue Gujarat People Stuck In Kashmir Terror Attack: Teary-Eyed PM Modi
“Indian Army dogs trained to detect Covid-19 using sweat and urine samples. Labradors and indigenous breed Chippiparai being trained on urine samples and Cocker Spaniels on sweat samples. Based on samples’ data tested till now, sensitivity is over 95 percent”: Colonel Surender Saini, the coach, advised information company ANI.
This might increase questions over whether or not canine deployed on this train can contract Covid-19, this concern has additionally been clarified.
“We’ve conducted trials and operationally deployed dogs. Detection is real-time. Dogs can’t get infected as samples used (urine and sweat) are sterile and don’t contain the virus. It only contains a volatile metabolic biomarker which is the signature of Covid-19”: Colonel Surender Saini added.
A reside demonstration of the checks was held by the Army on Monday.
“Scientifically, it is evident that affected body tissues release unique volatile metabolic biomarkers which are used as disease signatures for detection of disease by the medical detection dogs,” the Army wrote in a press release.
With this train, the canine unit can assist in real-time detection of the Coronavirus an infection which will be helpful for the safety businesses.
(With Agency Inputs)