Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a mobile RT-PCR lab for Covid-19 testing

The lab has been developed jointly by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and SpiceHealth.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a mobile RT-PCR lab for Covid-19 testing
Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, inaugurated a mobile RT-PCR lab that would be used for Covid-19 testing in Delhi. The lab has been developed jointly by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and SpiceHealth.

With an aim to form Covid-19 testing cheaper and accessible, the test are going to be provided for free of charge to the citizens of Delhi with ICMR bearing the value of ₹499 for every test. With this and other labs which will soon be found out , the testing capacity within the capital are going to be increased

The results of the test are going to be available within six to eight hours of collection of the sample. this is often unlike the supply of the test reports within 24 to 48 hours from collecting the sample for similar tests.This mobile lab has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and also been approved by the ICMR.

In order to line up such testing facilities across the country, SpiceHealth has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICMR with the primary facility started in Delhi. within the coming days, more such testing labs are to be started in several parts of Delhi. the corporate plans to line up 10 labs within the first phase with each lab collecting up to 1,000 samples. the amount of tests will slowly be increased to 3,000 per day, per lab.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, union health and family welfare minister, has also attended the inauguration. Chairman and director of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh CEO of SpiceHealth, Avani Singh and therefore the secretary DHR and director general of ICMR, Dr.Balram Bhargava have attended the inauguration, among others.

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