Mangaluru: Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital gets coronavirus testing lab

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, May 23: Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital of Nitte (Deemed to be University) of Deralakatte, which is NABL accredited and notified by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has started the Covid-19 RT-PCR testing facility. The laboratory staff members are trained at NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

“Microbiology department professor Dr Amith Kelgi has been appointed nodal officer of the testing facilities,” said the medical superintendent of the hospital.

The viral transport medium will be provided to all recognised health centres free of cost to collect the throat swab samples. Tests will be done at an affordable cost as per government guidelines and test results will be submitted by expert staff on the same day.

The fever clinic at Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital can be contacted for sending samples. Interested persons can dial 09353904855 and for technical information nodal officer Dr Amit Kelgi at 09449104181.




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