Covid-19 test

RTPCR testing rates slashed in private labs in Telangana, now one of the lowest in country

The announcement came from the Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivas Rao on Wednesday who further clarified that the government testing facilities for COVID-19 will continue to be free of cost

published on : 18th November 2020

450 mobile swab collection teams to be deployed near Bengaluru colleges as they reopen

Reports for the samples will arrive within 24 hours and will be uploaded on the ICMR portal. Medical officers will monitor the process to avoid any delays.

published on : 16th November 2020

Kargil gets first RT-PCR lab, Ladakh records 28 fresh COVID-19 cases

Of the new cases, 18 were reported from Leh district and 10 from Kargil district.

published on : 24th October 2020

Kerala-based TCM Ltd rolls out first batch of RT-PCR test kits for COVID-19

"In a week’s time (we) will produce 500 kits per day which are good for 50,000 tests per day,” said Joseph Varghese, managing director, TCM Ltd

published on : 21st October 2020

New system delays updating of Covid test results

Health staff, pvt labs say they have to make 21 entries for test result of each individual in new system, slowing down server.

published on : 21st October 2020

Jamia Millia Islamia researchers develop saliva-based COVID-19 testing kit

The researchers are also planning to link it to a mobile application so that if the person is not able to infer the results on the kit, then the app will alert him with the results, researchers said.

published on : 6th October 2020

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat flags off mobile COVID-19 testing lab

'MITR labs', the country's only ICMR-approved mobile lab is capable of conducting 200 tests per day, an official release here said.

published on : 2nd October 2020

Nearly 4 lakh fake COVID-19 test kits seized in Noida; 1 arrested

According to the police, 3.97 lakh pouches carrying fake antibodies rapid test kits for coronavirus were seized from the company.

published on : 29th September 2020

Nearly seven crore tests conducted in India for detection of COVID-19

This exponential surge in the daily testing capacities strongly demonstrates the determined escalation of the testing infrastructure in the country, the ministry said.

published on : 25th September 2020

DCGI approves commercial launch of low cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'

This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, CSIR said in a statement.

published on : 19th September 2020

COVID-19 test rate at private labs in Rajasthan slashed to Rs 1,200

Principal Secretary, Medical and Health, Akhil Arora issued an order in this regard on Tuesday.

published on : 15th September 2020

Now, athletes to gain entry to SAI centres only after producing COVID negative certificate

Earlier, athletes and support staff joining national camps were tested for the virus on arrival at the SAI centres. Given the fresh SOP, they will now have to take tests before leaving for the camps.

published on : 15th September 2020

COVID-19 testing in Puducherry ramped up to 10 times national average, twice that of Chennai

An analysis of COVID deaths has revealed that late detection has been the primary reason, said Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner A Anbarasu

published on : 12th September 2020

Now doctor's prescription not required for COVID-19 test in Delhi

Tests will be conducted in accordance with the strategy/advisory issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and as per the orders issued by the Delhi government from time to time

published on : 9th September 2020

Odisha government warns against overcharging for Covid-19 tests

Mohapatra said private hospitals have no business charging extra for testing and treatment of Covid-19 patients as price capping has been done after consultation with private players.

published on : 1st September 2020
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