No prescription needed for Covid test in Mumbai’s private la
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided that no prescription or self-declaration is required for COVID-19 testing for symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals.

The BMC said the laboratories are free to conduct RT-PCR test for any individual in accordance with the ICMR guidelines. “However, no prescription or self-declaration is required for COVID-19 testing of symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals.

Home swab collections for COVID-19 testing (only RT-PCR) are allowed and no prescription is required for the same,” it said.

Rapid point-of-care (PoC) antigen detection test for diagnosis along with RT-PCR can be used in containment areas or hospital settings as per ICMR guidelines.

In a press statement, BMC said, “This will make it easier for citizens to get tested. If the test is positive, a bed will be allotted by the team set up by us in local civic ward offices. This will help patients get timely treatment, which is much more crucial for early recovery.”

Earlier on 2 July, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) asked the states to allow laboratories to test symptomatic individuals for COVID-19 infection. Read more at https://www.plexusmd.com/md/post/doctor's-prescription-not-mandatory-for/55915

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/no-prescription-needed-for-covid-19-tests-bmc/article32017153.ece
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