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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Google has partnered with the ICMR and MyGov to provide the information on authorised testing labs in India.
The scientists requested and received emergency permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-purpose their lab, and they began operating in less than a week.
The ICMR has taken into account the need to expand COVID-19 testing facilities in all parts of the country and has initiated a proactive search of potential laboratories.