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ICMR gearing as much as conduct four lakh COVID assessments per day – Home Health Choices

All samples within the metropolis are to be collected strictly in adherence to the testing technique issued by ICMR

By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): In order to fight COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is taking all steps to achieve a capability to conduct 4 lakh coronavirus assessments per day, a authorities official stated on Friday.

In a high-level Governing Body (GB) assembly of ICMR held on Friday, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan who additionally holds the chair of the president of the apex medical analysis institute — appreciated the 100 days of ICMR’ efforts within the combat in opposition to the virus menace.

“The governing body meeting entirely focused on COVID-19 pandemic. Talks were on to strengthen our testing capacity, strong surveillance of contact tracing and proper treatment to an infected person. ICMR is making all possible efforts to scale up testing capacity to four lakh each day,” stated the official.

“Today, we have 1,000 laboratories (including private and government) which have ramped up our testing to at least 2.15 lakh per day. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were just able to do odd 100 tests per day,” added the official.

In the GB assembly, the well being minister additionally talked concerning the indigenous producer of COVID-19 associated kits. Till date, we have now at the least 122 Indian producers who’re supplying COVID-19 testing kits, stated the official.

“ICMR advises all concerned state governments, public and private institutions to take required steps to scale-up testing for COVID-19. Since the ‘test, track and treat’ is the only way to prevent the spread of infection and save lives, it is imperative that testing should be made widely available to all symptomatic individuals in every part of the country and contact tracing mechanisms for containment of infection are further strengthened,” stated newest advisory of ICMR on COVID19 methods.

The demise toll as a result of COVID-19 rose to 15,301 and the variety of instances climbed to 49,0401 in India after it registered 465 fatalities and a document single-day spike of 17,296 instances until Friday eight AM, based on the Union Health Ministry knowledge. (ANI)

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