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Tag: Covid 19 Testing

Asymptomatic Patients Do Not Require Covid Test, Says Odisha Public Health Director
Asymptomatic Patients Do Not Require Covid Test, Says Odisha Public Health Director

Mishra said patients suffering from mild to moderate symptoms can stay in home isolation. However, patients who are critical or need oxygen support will have to get admitted, Mishra added.

Odisha Govt Orders Streamlining Covid Testing Process In State
Odisha Govt Orders Streamlining Covid Testing Process In State

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the State government has emphasised on timely testing of all Covid suspect persons and quick action for isolation of…

Less Covid Tests Plateauing Daily Infection Graph
Odisha: Less Covid Tests Plateauing Daily Infection Graph! Govt Clarifies

Bhubaneswar: Amid tall claims by the Odisha Health department that the Covid-19 graph is plateauing, allegations on low testing, unavailability of testing kits and mismanagement at testing centres across Odisha…

Odisha: BMC Starts Random Covid-19 Testing To Track Down Spreaders
Odisha: BMC Starts Random Covid-19 Testing To Track Down Spreaders

Bhubaneswar: Following the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in the State and the Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) started conducting random testing all over the city from Thursday to identify the spreaders. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “From today onwards we are starting random COVID-19 testing program in several parts of Bhubaneswar […]

Covid-19 Odisha cases
TataMD, Apollo To Offer Covid-19 Testing Across India

New Delhi: Tata Medical and Diagnostics (TataMD), a healthcare venture of the Tata group and Apollo Hospitals on Thursday announced a partnership to introduce TataMD CHECK, the world’s first CRISPR Cas-9 based diagnostic test, to help increase testing for Covid-19 across the country. Apollo Hospitals, along with its subsidiary, Apollo Diagnostics will offer the testing […]

India Scales Historic Peak, Records All-Time High Of Daily COVID-19 Testing

India has scaled a historic peak in the fight against COVID-19. In a landmark achievement, for the first time, a record of very high number of nearly 15 lakh COVID tests has been conducted in a single day. With 14,92,409 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests have touched nearly 7 crore […]

Odisha: People Worried Over 'Delay, Faulty Results' After Covid-19 Test

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha government is making tall claims on successful handling of Covid-19 pandemic till date, the mismanagement allegations that have come to the fore from several parts of the State tell a different story. While many have alleged delay in availing COVID-19 test reports, some being faulty increasing the possibility […]

COVID-19 Tests Cross 4-Crore Mark In India

New Delhi: With more than nine lakh samples tested for the third consecutive day, the number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the four-crore mark in India, while the number of such tests per 10 lakh people has also increased to 29,280, the Union health ministry said on Saturday as the total number […]

Asymptomatic Covid-19 Patients
Odisha Has High Number Of Asymptomatic Covid-19 Patients: Expert

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha ramping up Covid-19 testing and relatively reporting a higher number of daily positive cases, Ashok Mohapatra, former director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar believes that the State has a large number of asymptomatic patients. “The Corona uptrend indicates presence of a large number of asymptomatic patients in the State. More aggressive test will bring […]

COVID-19: India Conducts Record Tests With More Than 7 Lakh samples In Last 24 hrs

New Delhi: A record number of over 7 lakh samples of COVID-19 were tested in the last 24 hours taking the total tests conducted to 2,41,06,535, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday. A total of 7,19,364 tests were conducted increasing its frequency by more than a lakh from the previous day […]

COVID19: Daily 1700 Tests Conducted In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: More than 1,700 coronavirus tests are being conducted in Bhubaneswar over the last three/four days, informed the capital city’s Covid-19 observer Anu Garg. “Earlier we had said that we are focusing more on testing, and our target was to conduct 1400 tests daily. Over the last three-four days, we are conducting more than 1700 […]

COVID-19 Testing To Be Increased In Cuttack City

Cuttack: A special strategy is being formulated for increasing COVID-19 testing capacity in the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) area. After a high-level review meeting which was attended by COVID-19 observer Saurabh Garg today, CMC Commissioner, Ananya Das informed that around 700 tests are being conducted daily and it will be increased in coming days. Garg […]

Centre Urges States & UTs To Ramp Up COVID-19 Tests Fulfilling ICMR Criteria

New Delhi: Citing under-utilisation of COVID lab facilities, the Centre has advised states and UTs to enable all qualified medical practitioners, including private practitioners, to prescribe coronavirus test to any individual fulfilling the criteria for testing as per the ICMR guidelines which will prevent any delay. In a letter jointly written by Union Health Secretary […]

Odisha COVID19 Anomaly: Cases Explode, But Tests On Decline

Bhubaneswar: Despite a steep rise in COVID-19 positive cases, there has been no significant improvement in the number of tests being conducted per day in Odisha, which has raised questions on the state’s coronavirus-response strategy. The number of tests per day had crossed 5,000 mark after Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, on May 5, called upon […]

Google Rolls Out Tool To Help Users Find Covid Testing Centres In India

New Delhi: Google on Friday announced the launch of a new feature on Google Search, Assistant, and Maps for users in India to help them find information on Covid-19 testing centres near them. The search giant has partnered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and MyGov to provide the information on authorised testing […]

Nasal samples from dead bodies be collected for COVID-19 test before sending to mortuary: ICMR

New Delhi: Nasal swab samples from bodies of suspected COVID-19 cases should be collected for testing of coronavirus infection at the emergency before moving the body to mortuary, the ICMR said. According to the ‘Standard Guidelines for Medico-legal autopsy in COVID-19 deaths in India’ released by the ICMR on Tuesday, if the COVID-19 test report […]

ICMR Revises COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Migrants With ILI Symptoms Will Be Tested Within 7 Days

New Delhi: Revising its strategy for COVID-19 testing, ICMR said on Monday that returnees and migrants who show symptoms for influenza-like illness will be tested for coronavirus infection within seven days of ailment and stressed that no emergency clinical procedure, including deliveries, should be delayed for lack of testing. The Indian Council of Medical Research […]

CSIR-IICT Develops Affordable RT-PCR Kit For COVID-19 Testing

Hyderabad: Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research-India Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) on Saturday announced that it has developed indigenous RT-PCR kits for COVID-19 testing in partnership with Genomix Biotech CSIR-IICT developed an affordable reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit indigenously using recombinant technology for the production of several enzymes used in the kit and […]

COVID-19 Testing, Treatment Free For Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries: NHA

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) on Saturday said, COVID-19 testing and treatment will be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals. The NHA, which implements the national health insurance scheme, said this will strengthen the country’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Testing and treatment of COVID-19 is […]