Covid-19 testing

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

Testing key to COVID-19 containment: NITI Aayog

Dr VK Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog cautioned about the carelessness and said that the challenge has not subsided yet.

published on : 18th August 2020

COVID-19 tests in India cross 3 crore-mark

A total of 3,00,41,400 samples have been tested until August 16 with 7,31,697 samples being tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

published on : 17th August 2020

To avoid delay in COVID-19 test results, Tamil Nadu sending excess samples to private labs

As per health department data, there are 59 government and 63 private labs in the state. Following the decision, the waiting period for results has reduced, say officials.

published on : 4th August 2020

All India Institute of Ayurveda starts providing free testing, treatment to COVID-19 patients

Shripad Yesso Naik, Union AYUSH Minister, visited the CHC on July 28 to review the arrangements at the centre for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

published on : 30th July 2020

Record number of samples tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday: ICMR

According to the Union Health Ministry, the testing per million for India is consistently rising and has touched 8994.7 on Wednesday. 

published on : 15th July 2020

India's Covid-19 positivity rate stands at 6.73 %, only 8 states/UTs record lower than national average

According to the World Health Organization, the Covid-19 positivity rate should be under 5 in order to contain the pandemic.

published on : 6th July 2020

SC to ask states to set up expert panels to ensure proper care to COVID-19 patients in hospital

The SC bench observed during the hearing that there should be uniformity in COVID-19 testing charge in all states.

published on : 19th June 2020

TN says it sent back all defective Covid-19 testing kits

The court was hearing a plea related to the procurement of poor quality rapid testing kits.

published on : 19th June 2020

The curious case of flattened testing curve in Tamil Nadu as more COVID-19 cases emerge

Even as the number of COVID-19 cases is rising, average daily testing hovers around 11,000; experts say focused and ramped-up testing needed to flatten the curve.

published on : 5th June 2020

New ICMR data raises questions over Telangana's contact tracing efforts

According to the data, Telangana tested only 14 contacts per COVID-19 confirmed case, thus categorizing it under the category of states with 'less than 50th percentile of contacts tested'.

published on : 4th June 2020

Mumbai company gets green signal from ICMR to make indigenous RT-PCR kits

The speciality of this RT-PCR testing kit is 100 per cent concordance to true positives and true negatives.

published on : 1st June 2020

Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia tests negative for COVID-19

Poonia went for testing on Sunday soon after a person present in the final rites of  ex-state BJP chief Bhanwarlal Sharma tested positive on the same day and his reports came negative on Monday.

published on : 1st June 2020

Low COVID-19 testing in some states worrying, says top private hospitals body

Only four states — Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh — have done 2.5 to 3.5 lakh tests each.

published on : 22nd May 2020

'Insisting on COVID-19 test of migrants inhuman': Sena slams UP govt

Saamana criticised the BJP-led UP government, saying it brought back students from Kota in Rajasthan without any testing "since they were rich", while train fares were charged from the poor. 

published on : 6th May 2020
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