Testing labs for Corona goes up to 1,000 across country

RSTV Bureau
Filephoto: Doctors preparing for the treatment of Coronavirus

Filephoto: Doctors preparing for the treatment of Coronavirus

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that it has now facilitated setting up one thousand laboratories across the country for testing Covid-19 samples.

In a tweet, ICMR termed it as a major milestone towards enhanced testing in the country. It added that there are 730 government labs and 270 private labs for the testing.

The ICMR also said there was only one lab for testing on 23rd January this year, 160 labs on 23rd March and now the number has reached one thousand labs. It has advised all states, public and private institutions and hospitals to take required steps to scale-up testing for Covid-19.