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Intelligent Testing Strategy for being 'ahead of virus': ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) developed an Intelligent Testing Strategy to remain ‘ahead of the virus’

Intelligent Testing Strategy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 May 2020 5:38 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday said that India developed an Intelligent Testing Strategy to remain 'ahead of the virus' by developing testing infrastructure that is laboratories and other means of testing.

According to ICMR, the country now has capacity of testing 2 lakh samples per day. "India now has 610 total labs (432 public, 178 private) and is currently testing 1.1 lakh samples in a day and has the capacity to test 1.4 lakh samples per day, which is being raised to 2 lakh samples per day," said the ICMR.

The apex medical research body in the country said most states have been working with the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) to deploy TrueNAT machines for COVID-19 testing. Through this machine, testing is done in such areas or districts where modern virological laboratories in private or public sectors don't exist. (IANS)

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