1st and 2nd confirmatory tests for Covid-19 are free for all
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As novel coronavirus cases crossed the 100 mark in India, the Health Ministry today announced that the first and second confirmatory tests for COVID-19 has been made free for all citizens. Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary, Ministry of Health, was quoted by ANI, a news wire agency, as saying this. He also told ANI that "the country has enough capacity as only 10 percent of the capacity has been utilized per day so far". India has 52 testing centers. The Health Ministry has earlier advised that people should not get them tested for Covid-19 if they do not have symptoms (cough, fever or difficulty in breathing).

If you have symptoms or have travelled to countries with coronavirus cases such as Italy and China, you should call to govt helpline number: 011-2397 8046.

"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," the health ministry advisory adds.

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/1st-and-2nd-confirmatory-tests-for-covid-19-are-free-for-all-citizens-health-ministry/articleshow/74638547.cms?from=mdr
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Dr. s●●●●●●●h k●●●●●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Right decision taken at the right time by the medical council
Mar 25, 2020Like
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Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Legal Medicine
Government is taking good steps in relation to COVID 19. However, let me talk briefly on the social aspect of the measures (specifically in relation to the the lockdown of even shops, more so in Goa). There was no widely published prior notice of the lockdown given; and so, it was difficult to get home the essential foodstuffs for a lockdown period of 21 days. Shopkeepers are not so used to the new system that they can reach (to the consumers' /people' s homes) foodstuffs immediately or even soon. Brainstorming is needed on the issue of foodstuffs in homes !!! Individuals must be allowed to go to the shops; or else before COVID19 can kill anyone, hunger will kill.... Read more
Mar 27, 2020Like
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G●●●●●h D●●●i General Medicine
They should also approve pvt. Labs to do the tests
Mar 29, 2020Like