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July 28, 2020 Tuesday 07:31:19 AM IST

India Sets up High Throughput Covid-19 Testing Facilities

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India has set up high throughput Covid-19 testing facilities to strengthen early detection and treatment of the pandemic to control its spread. It was launched by Video conferencing by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
These three high-throughput testing facilities have been set up strategically at ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida; ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai; and ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, and will be able to test over 10,000 samples in a day. These labs will also reduce turn-around-time and exposure of lab personnel to infectious clinical materials. The labs are enabled to test diseases other than COVID as well, and post the pandemic, will be able to test for Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cytomegalovirus, Chlamydia, Neisseria, Dengue, etc.

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