PM Modi to inaugurate 3 ‘high-throughput’ ICMR labs today

27 July, 2020 | newsx bureau

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PM Modi will launch 'high-throughput' ICMR labs for expedited and more accurate Covid-19 testing in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata today. Labs to help contain Covid-19 spread by early detection, testing...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch ‘high-throughput’ COVID-19 testing facilities in three cities — Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata — via video conferencing.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), these facilities will ramp up testing capacity in the country and help in strengthening early detection and treatment, thus assisting in controlling the spread of the pandemic.
“These three high-throughput testing facilities have been set up strategically at ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida; ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai; and ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, and will be able to test over 10,000 samples in a day,” PMO said in a release.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, along with Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh are expected to participate in the event.

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