KMC Manipal among three private labs in Karnataka approved for coronavirus tests


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Mar 25: At a time when coronavirus infection has been threatening to acquire mammoth proportions, dearth of laboratories conducting tests about this infection is being badly felt. Considering the need to increase the number of testing facilities, the central government has decided to avail of the services of private hospitals and laboratories in its campaign against this virus.

Initially, 12 private laboratories in the country have been given permission to conduct coronavirus tests. Three of these private laboratories in Karnataka have got the nod. They are KMC Hospital Manipal, Shankar Research Centre's laboratory, and SRL laboratory on Bowring Hospital Road at Shivajinagar here.


KMC Manipal (file photo)

Eight private labs from Maharashtra, two from Haryana, three from Tamil Nadu, four from Delhi, and three each from Karnataka and Gujarat have been given permission. These labs have over 15,000 collection centres all over the country. Blood samples and throat swabs of coronavirus suspects can be given at these centres.

 

 

  

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Central government has taken the right decision to select KMC Manipal as one of the three private labs in Karnataka. This approval for testing coronavirus is the need of the hour as this deadly disease is growing up in numbers.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Most of people from DK and Kasargod District are working in Gulf. And Mangalore having international Airport, I think They should have put one more in Mangalore it would have been helpful.

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  • Chiguru, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    There should be one at Mluru also. It will reduce 2-3 working days gap to get test results from Bangalore.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    KMC Manipal it the best in India.
    Kindly Clap & Dance ...

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