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
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.
Of the new cases, 18 were reported from Leh district and 10 from Kargil district.
"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
Health staff, pvt labs say they have to make 21 entries for test result of each individual in new system, slowing down server.
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.
'MITR labs', the country's only ICMR-approved mobile lab is capable of conducting 200 tests per day, an official release here said.
According to the police, 3.97 lakh pouches carrying fake antibodies rapid test kits for coronavirus were seized from the company.
This exponential surge in the daily testing capacities strongly demonstrates the determined escalation of the testing infrastructure in the country, the ministry said.
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.
Principal Secretary, Medical and Health, Akhil Arora issued an order in this regard on Tuesday.
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.
An analysis of COVID deaths has revealed that late detection has been the primary reason, said Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner A Anbarasu
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
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.