Health Ministry has declared that the first and second confirmatory tests for COVID-19 will be free for all the citizens. Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic now, and the number of cases have gone past 100, and the number of patients succumbing to the disease is 2.
In addition to this, the Government has also announced that 52 centres will be opened for testing of the disease across the country.
Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary, Ministry of Health, has confirmed that the first and second confirmatory tests for Covid-19 will be free for all the citizens of India. He also said that the country has enough capacity for this but only 10 per cent of the capacity has been utilized each day so far.
If you think you have symptoms or have traveled to any country where there have been coronavirus cases, such as Italy or China, you should contact the govt helpline number: 011-2397 8046
The Health Ministry states, “The helpline service will note down your contact details and contact you with the testing protocols of COVID-19. If you qualify as a case for testing as per the protocol, you will be tested at a Government approved lab only.”
Testing Sites In India: Complete List
There are now about 52 sites set up for testing the Coronavirus across India. Here’s a complete list of the sites:
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
Contact number – +91-8772287777
Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Contact number – +91- 89127 12258
Government Medical College, Anantapur, AP
Contact number – +91 85542 49115
Andaman & Nicobar Islands:
Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
Contact number – 03192 251158/59
Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
Contact number – 03612132751
Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
Contact number – 03732381494…Read more>>