ICMR Is Equipped with Testing Kits To Test One Lakh For COVID-19
With the positive cases of COVID-19 increasing day by day in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research has come up with a new decision to speed up the testing process of the COVID-19.
The ICMR has equipped with about 10 lakh Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) kits to test the COVID-19 patients and all the arrangements were made to make sure that one lakh tests can be done at a time.
"If the labs start working in two shifts, testing capacity will go up to 25,000 but more important is to choose who you are testing," ICMRâ€™s Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases R. Gangakhedkar said.
"The ICMR has a constant vigil on the national testing strategy in line with the current trend of the outbreak. RT-PCR is the gold standard testing method for SARS- CoV-2 diagnosis and is in place in all the laboratories for diagnosing the disease," he added.
PostedOn: 07 Apr 2020 Total Views: 69