Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates mobile RT-PCR Lab in New Delhi
24 nov 2020
The COVID-19 tests at mobile RT-PCR labs will be offered at Rs. 499 and the cost of the testing will be borne by the Indian Council of Medical Research.The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on November 23, 2020, inaugurated a mobile RT-PCR (Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) lab at the headquarters of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) in Ansari Nagar in New Delhi.
The RT-PCR lab has been jointly launched by ICMR and SpiceHealth. The lab has also been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and approved by ICMR.Apart from the Union Home Minister, the event was also attended by the Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, Director General of ICMR, Dr. Balram Bhargava, CEO of SpiceHealth, Avani Singh, and Chairman and Managing Director of Spice Jet, Ajay Singh. Mobile RT-PCR Lab for COVID testing: Key Highlights
• The testing lab and more such labs which are planned to be set up by the government will help in adding more capacity to the testing of COVID-19.
• The COVID-19 tests at mobile RT-PCR labs will be offered at Rs. 499 and the cost of the testing will be borne by the Indian Council of Medical Research.