Assam: Six labs to come up for COVID-19 testing

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday for faster publication of coronavirus test results, three labs will be operational from this week and six labs will be functional within July this year.

The minister said the conduct of rapid antigen tests and RT PCR tests are increasing in the city and for faster results of the COVID-19 tests, three labs have been built in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Dr. B.Borooah Cancer Hospital and Sonapur Civil Hospital.

The minister also added, two more labs are being established in Barpeta and Jorhat medical college and hospitals.

A lab in public and private partnership will come up in Ayurveda Hospital as well.

The minister said, “I am expecting in total six labs for RT PCR and viral testing phase II will be operational in the state within this month” adding, “19 labs in total will be established so far”.

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