COVID-19 Testing Capacity Reaches 3 Lakhs Samples A Day: Health Ministry: COVID rely consists of 1,53,178 lively circumstances, whereas 1,80,013 sufferers have been cured (Representational)

COVID-19 Testing Capacity Reaches 3 Lakhs Samples A Day: Health Ministry

New Delhi:

India has examined 59,21,069 COVID-19 samples and the nation now has the capability to check three lakh samples per day, mentioned Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday.

In a launch, the Well being Ministry mentioned, “The testing capability for detecting the coronavirus in contaminated individuals within the nation is constantly being ramped up. The nation now has the capability to check three lakh samples per day. The full variety of samples examined to date is 59,21,069 with 1,54,935 samples examined within the final 24 hours.”

“A community of 907 labs has been created within the nation as on date. This consists of 659 labs within the authorities sector and 248 within the non-public sector,” it added.

In line with Ministry, there are 534 Actual-Time RT PCR primarily based testing labs within the nation (Authorities: 347 + Non-public: 187), 302 TrueNat primarily based testing labs (Authorities: 287 + Non-public: 15) and 71 CBNAAT primarily based testing labs (Authorities: 25 + Non-public: 46).

With a view to improve the testing capability in Delhi, every of the 11 districts shall now have assigned labs for solely testing the samples from the respective districts and at the moment, there are 42 labs in Delhi with roughly 17,000 testing capability per day, Ministry mentioned.

The Ministry mentioned that the Speedy Antigen check could also be utilized in containment zones and hospital settings beneath strict medical supervision.

“The Commonplace Q COVID-19 Ag detection package takes 15 minutes to indicate outcomes and due to this fact will assist in early detection of the illness. The antigen check could be carried out on the web site of pattern assortment within the healthcare setting inside one hour of pattern assortment. Home manufacturing capability of antigen check kits within the nation at the moment is round 10 million in a month. With a view to facilitate states to simply procure the Speedy Antigen check kits, the Centre is guaranteeing that the home manufactures are onboarded to the Authorities E-Market (GEM) portal,” it mentioned.

“ELISA AND CLIA antibody exams can be utilized for asymptomatic frontline employees, medical doctors, paramedics and so forth., and for these working in COVID-19 care to spice up their confidence. These are additionally being made out there on the GEM portal,” it added.

Ministry has requested States/UTs to proactively have interaction with the non-public healthcare suppliers to facilitate enhanced mattress availability and significant care well being amenities and to make sure truthful and clear costs for providers supplied.

On this regard, some states like Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have already taken the initiative, Ministry mentioned.

The COVID-19 rely consists of 1,53,178 lively circumstances, whereas 1,80,013 sufferers have been cured and discharged or migrated up to now and the toll because of COVID-19 has now reached 9,900.

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