Covid test

No prescription needed for coronavirus testing: Delhi CM

The CM's reaction came following the Delhi High Court of Tuesday ordered that doctor's prescription will not be mandatory for those going voluntarily for RT/PCR test to detect COVID-19 infection.

published on : 8th September 2020

Doctor's prescription not mandatory for COVID-19 testing in Delhi, carry Aadhaar for address proof: HC 

Till now it was mandatory for a person to have a doctor's prescription or symptoms to get tested for the virus.

published on : 8th September 2020

COVID-19 test report must for all MPs ahead of Parliament monsoon session

All MPs must cover their faces at all the time, and it must be ensured that the face mask is safely disposed of, and they would be encouraged to wear disposable face covers.

published on : 5th September 2020

Select international passengers can avail COVID-19 tests on arrival at entry airports

If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the international passenger will be allowed to catch his or her connecting domestic flight and he or she will not need to undergo any institutional quarantine.

published on : 3rd September 2020

COVID-19 test at private labs in Andhra Pradesh to cost Rs 1,600 or Rs 1,900

People who directly approach private labs recognised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will have to spend Rs 1,900 per sample, against the old rate of Rs 2,900.

published on : 28th August 2020

Chris Gayle's COVID-19 test returns negative, set to join Kings XI Punjab squad

He was slated to be part of the Caribbean Premier League 2020, but he opted out of his stint with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots due to personal reasons.

published on : 25th August 2020

No swab test, no ration to villagers in Tenkasi

A health official said that on Thursday, they were able to take the samples of just 20 villagers, and among them eight tested positive for the infection.

published on : 10th August 2020

Coronavirus testing remains India's Achilles heel, say experts

The milestone of one million cases india crossed on friday is indeed grim but over 6 lakh of them have already recovered, which works out to 63.33% of all positive cases so far.

published on : 18th July 2020

No treatment without Covid test, say private hospital doctors

Tough times call for tough measures, howsoever inconvenient.

published on : 16th July 2020

Telangana’s coronavirus testing second lowest in the country

While Telangana managed to increase testing by around six fold to 2,637 tests per million, Assam increased its testing by around 60 fold to 13,471.

published on : 6th July 2020

Many states are restricting COVID-19 testing, insisting on prescription only by govt doctors: Centre

In a letter sent out to state chief secretaries, Union health secretary, ICMR director general said that testing is a key tool to “contain the virus and save precious lives.”

published on : 2nd July 2020

Mad rush at mobile collection centres in Vijayawada for COVID-19 testing

As per the schedule announced by the officials, the iMASQ buses were to commence collecting swab samples from the public between 8 am and 5 pm.

published on : 24th June 2020

Government to hire 67 lab technicians and scientists

After the State government’s decision to conduct around 50,000 Covid tests, the Health Department has decided to hire the services of lab technicians and scientists.

published on : 21st June 2020

UP achieves target of 15,000 tests daily three days before deadline

The new target is to take the test tally to 20,000 by this month-end, said Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad.

published on : 12th June 2020
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