new Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) On Monday, he will inaugurate high-capacity COVID-19 (COVID-19) testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata, which will increase testing capacity in the country, early detection of the disease and speed up treatment in time.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that the event to be held through video conference, apart from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Will also be involved.
The statement said, “These facilities will increase the ability to conduct tests in the country and will speed up early detection and timely treatment of the disease. Thus these facilities will help in controlling the spread of corona epidemic. ‘
Able to test more than 10,000 samples
These three high-capacity testing facilities have been strategically set up at ICMR – National Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, Noida, ICMR – National Reproductive Health Research Institute, Mumbai and ICMR – National Institute of Cholera and Intestinal Diseases, Kolkata everyday. Able to test over 10,000 samples.
Laboratories equipped with these facilities will help protect health workers from infectious diagnostic materials and reduce their turnaround time.
These laboratories will also be able to test for diseases other than Kovid and after the epidemic is over, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cytomegalovirus, Chlamydia, Neisseria, Dengue etc. will also be tested.