Diabetes test now possible without extracting blood

We all get scared for a moment when it comes to health check-ups since most medical tests involve examination of blood which needs to be extracted. What if such tests can be done without facing that slight prick of the needle?

India is known to be a country of youth and rightly so. The youth of this country is always eager to take people’s problems head on as it has the ability to deliver solutions. If Covid-19 has ruined many possibilities, it has also created several of them. While serious breathing troubles during the pandemic made us realise the importance of oxygen on one hand, the difficulty in affording expensive treatment gave birth to the motivation to find economical options. Several initiatives were taken to give medical relief to people and one of them came from a youth from the state of Odisha.

Partha from Odisha has come up with a unique device to ensure that even the slightest of uneasiness is there no more. 

All details in a blink of an eye

Partha, who lives in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar, has made a device through which one can know over phone every detail of his/her oxygen, haemoglobin, blood sugar and bilirubin levels sitting at home and spending very little money and time. One has to just place his ring finger on the device and every detail will be out in a flash.

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“It costs only Rs 30 while traditional methods for testing haemoglobin and bilirubin can cost between Rs 200 and 300. The difference in expense will make it more convenient for people living in villages and those with financial difficulties to have health check-ups,” the device’s inventor said.

According to him, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has recognised that the device’s accuracy is more than 95 per cent. The device has been made by EzeRx, a Bhubaneswar-based healthcare start-up, and the Indian Oil Corporation has supported the initiative.

Reaching out to villages

“Nearly 75 per cent of India’s population reside in villages. There, people believe more in cure or remedy than the saying ‘prevention is better than cure’. We need to understand that if we work on safety, we can avoid serious consequences.”

Parth

Partha wants his device to reach the rural areas so that people there become aware of its use and help themselves when basic medical facilities are not unavailable. He also plans to make the device available in the market so that more people can benefit from its advantage.

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