India launches mobile testing lab for Covid

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NEW DELHI: With the aim of ensuring Covid-19 testing in remote areas, the government on Thursday launched India’s first mobile testing laboratory. The laboratory can be deployed at remote and inaccessible areas in the country, where there is no such facility, even as the government is making efforts to increase testing of Covid-19.
The mobile lab has the capacity to perform 50 RT-PCR tests per day, 3,200 ELISA tests per day and additional tests for TB, HIV as per CGHS rates, health minister Harsh Vardhan said while launching the lab. He added that machines can help increase capacity to about 500 per day in eight hour shifts.
“To ensure testing facilities in far-flung areas, such innovations have been developed in the interior, inaccessible parts of the country,” Vardhan said. TNN

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