M'luru: AJ Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre gets ICMR approval for COVID-19 testing


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Mangaluru, Jul 22: State-of-the-art PCR & Virology Laboratory at AJ Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (AJIMS & RC) has obtained the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approval for testing SARS-CoV-2 virus by Real Time RT-PCR method. Recently it was assessed and accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) for its facilities for medical testing. This has added a boost to the existing COVID-19 testing facilities in the district. AJIMS & RC is a unit of the Laxmi Memorial Education Trust (LMET).

COVID-19, RT-PCR testing will be done as per the existing government guidelines. A dedicated KIOSK for sample collection is also available at the hospital. PCR & virology laboratory of AJIMS & RC is well equipped with advanced Real Time RT-PCR machine, fully automated nucleic acid extractor, bio-safety cabinets, centrifuge and others. Staff and technicians from department of Microbiology have undergone training in molecular testing at NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

The hospital in wake of the pandemic has set-up dedicated isolation wards for treating suspected and positive COVID-19 patients and is equipped with adequate infrastructure and manpower. The management has been in constant touch with the district administration in wake of the pandemic to make its services available to the public.

 

 

 

  

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