Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved an indigenously developed AI-based software that accurately detects the Coronavirus infection in an individual’s lungs within a minute.
Named COVRAID, the software has been developed by the National Electronics Complex of Pakistan (NECOP) and will soon be available across the country.
DRAP Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Asim Rauf, has said that this type of software is available only in a handful of countries, adding that Pakistan will soon export the COVRAID software across the world.
COVRAID requires an image of a chest x-ray as an input for the detection of COVID-19 positive or negative cases. It analyzes the image in seconds and provides the result of COVID-19 infection with 90% accuracy.
According to NECOP, COVRAID has been developed by creating a data repository of chest x-rays and trained on more than 35,000 CXRs.
NECOP has termed the development of COVRAID as a breakthrough technology in Pakistan that will help in conducting the screening of a large number of patients in a limited time.