PM Modi to launch COVID-19 testing facilities

New Delhi, July 26, 2020: PM Narendra Modi
will launch high throughput
COVID-19 testing facilities on
27th July via video conferencing.
These will ramp up testing
capacity in the country and help in
strengthening early detection and
treatment, thus assisting in controlling
the spread of the pandemic.
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 ICMRNational
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 turnaround-
time and exposure of lab
personnel to infectious clinical
materials.
The labs are enabled to test diseases
other than COVID as well.
Union Minister for Health along
with the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra,
West Bengal and Uttar
Pradesh will be participating in the
event.

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