52 laboratories made functional throughout India for coronavirus testing
NEW DELHI: Following the 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India so far, the Union Ministry of Health has put into operation 52 laboratories to analyze samples, while 57 laboratories have been designated to assist in the collection of COVID samples -19 to improve the ability to diagnose and detect the disease.
Following the increase in the burden of detecting samples of suspected cases with symptoms and a history of travel to affected countries, the Department of Health Research/ICMR has commissioned 52 laboratories for COVID-19 tests in India, an official said.
Here is a list of laboratories at the state level
In Andhra Pradesh, the laboratories of the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences in Tirupati, the Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam and GMC, Anantapur have been put into operation, while in Assam, the laboratories in the Gauhati Medical College in Guwahati and the Regional Center Medical Research, Dibrugarh have been activated.
In Bihar, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna In Chandigarh, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and AIIMS in Chhattisgarh have designated laboratories.
In Delhi, the installation of sample tests has been made available at AIIMS and the National Center for Disease Control, while in Gujarat, facilities are available at BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad and at MPShah Government Medical College in Jamnagar.
Laboratories in Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. From med. Sciences at Rohtak and BPS Govt Medical College in Haryana have become functional while the Indira Gandhi Faculty of Medicine in Shimla and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt Med. The university, Kangra, Tanda have been activated in Himachal Pradesh.
The test facilities have been activated at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar and at the Jammu Government Medical College.
Laboratories at Bangalore Medical College&Research Institute and National Institute of Field Unit Virology in Bangalore, Mysore Medical College&Research Institute of Mysore, Hassan Inst. De med. Sciences, Hassan and Shimoga Inst. From med. Sciences, in Shivamogga have been designated as authorized in.
National Institute of Virology, Field and Government Unit. Faculty of Medicine, Thriuvananthapuram and Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode has testing laboratories in Kerala.
In addition, AIIMS, Bhopal and the National Tribal Health Research Institute (NIRTH), Jabalpur, have been designated for testing in Madhya Pradesh.
Sawai Man Singh in Jaipur and Dr. SN Medical College in Jodhpur, Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar and SP Med. Bikaner, in Rajasthan, has test facilities, while Gandhi Medical College and King's George Medical University, Lucknow, Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, have been authorized to perform coronavirus tests.
In addition, test facilities have been put into operation at the Government Medical College of Haldwani in Uttarakhand and the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases and IPGMER in Kolkata in West Bengal, among others.