Professor 'develops' software, says it can detect Covid-19 within 5 seconds

Professor 'develops' software, says it can detect Covid-19 within 5 seconds

- A professor, Kamal Jain, has achieved some success after he said he came up with a software that can facilitate quick testing of coronavirus patients

- Kamal said all the testing can be concluded within five seconds through an X-ray scan device

- The academic has therefore filed for the patent of his creation and submitted it for clinical review

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Kamal Jain, an Indian professor, has claimed that he has created a software that can quickly detect a case of coronavirus within five seconds through the use of an X-ray scan.

After using 40 days to come up with the software program, the academic has filed for a patent and has gone to meet the Indian Council of Medical Research for a thorough review, Hindustan Times reports.

A professor of civil engineering, Kamal said that the program will help reduce the cost of testing and also protect health workers from the risk of infection.

“I first developed an artificial intelligence-based database after analysing over 60,000 X-ray scans, including those of COVID-19, pneumonia, and tuberculosis patients to differentiate between the kind of chest congestion suffered in the three diseases. I also analysed the chest x-ray database of the United States’ NIH Clinical Center,” Kamal said.

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A picture showing health workers in India carrying out a test. Photo source: Hindustan Times
A picture showing health workers in India carrying out a test. Photo source: Hindustan Times
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He said that the software will go a long way in assisting health professionals in having an accurate preliminary screening exercise which will assist the clinical testing of the deadly disease.

Meanwhile, YEN earlier reported that the Medical Guild said that three health workers have tested positive for coronavirus at the Alimosho General Hospital and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

The affected people are also their members. Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo and Dr. Ismail Ajibowo, the chairman and secretary of the guild made this known on Thursday, April 23, on the association’s Instagram account.

It should be noted that the Medical Guild is a body of doctors under the employ of the Lagos state government.

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The guild’s chief officials also said the affected officials are undergoing treatment at different health facilities for Covid-19 in the state.

They added that the health officials are stable and the association is giving them the needed support.

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It should be noted, that according to the group, doctors at the Alimosho General Hospital, Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos General Hospital, and LASUTH are exposed to coronavirus.

Tests are therefore being carried out in those places to ascertain those that are infected by the new development.

The medical leaders advised all health officials without PPEs to stop attending to patients as a way of protecting themselves.

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