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Sikkim Girl Donates 2,000 COVID Testing Kits Worth Rs 40 Lakh To Home State From South Korea


Sikkim woman Smriti Gurung, who’s working as a researcher in South Korea, has collected and donated 2,000 Covid testing kits price round Rs. 40 lakh for her dwelling State of Sikkim.

Smriti, who hails from Sikkim’s Decrease Arithang, has accomplished her Ph.D. research in biomedical science underneath Kyungpook Nationwide College, Faculty of Medication, Daegu, South Korea in August. She is at present posted as a post-doctoral researcher in the identical college.

She procured the kits from biotech agency Seegene in South Korea and dispatched them to her dwelling state.

“Seegene is one of the country’s finest biotech firms which make testing kits to detect coronavirus. More than 30 countries across the world use the company’s kits. During my research work I came across the regional manager of the company, I got an opportunity to get 2,000 testing kits,” Smriti was quoted as saying by Sikkim Categorical.

“After getting the testing kits, I thought of sending it to Sikkim for the benefit of our people. The 2,000 Covid testing kits worth around Rs. 40 lakh were dispatched on October 8 to Sikkim with help of the distributors in India,” she added.

The testing kits reached Gangtok on October 13.

Her father Robin Gurung handed over the testing kits to the STNM Hospital medical superintendent the identical day.

Smriti added that she was frequently listening to from her dad and mom concerning the Covid-19 state of affairs in Sikkim.

(Inputs: Sikkim Categorical)

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