Up to date: July 27, 2020 8:20:00 pm
In a bid to additional ramp up Covid-19 testing capability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday launched “excessive throughput” testing services in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata and stated India was in a a lot better place than different international locations in combat towards the pandemic.
Prime Minister Modi stated the labs wouldn’t solely be restricted to Covid-19 testing however could be expanded for testing of different illnesses like Hepatitis B & C, HIV, and Dengue sooner or later.
“Right now, there are greater than 11,00zero COVID-19 services and greater than 11 lakh isolation beds within the nation. We even have practically 1,300 testing labs within the nation and greater than 5 lakh assessments are being carried out day by day,” Modi stated through the launch. (Coronavirus in India: Observe LIVE updates right here )
The digital launch occasion was attended by Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan and the chief ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh — Uddhav Thackeray, Mamata Banerjee and Yogi Adityanath respectively.
“Because of proper choices taken at proper time, India is in a lot better place than different international locations in combat. The brand new testing services will give West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh extra energy to combat Covid-19,” PM Modi additional stated.
The three excessive throughput testing services have been arrange strategically at ICMR establishments — Nationwide Institute of Most cancers Prevention and Analysis in Noida, Nationwide Institute for Analysis in Reproductive Well being in Mumbai and Nationwide Institute of Cholera and Enteric Illnesses in Kolkata.
These will be capable of take a look at over 10,00zero samples in a day, a press release from the Prime Minister’s Workplace earlier stated. These labs may also cut back turnaround time and publicity of lab personnel to infectious medical supplies.
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