ICMR Suggests Not to Use Rapid Test Kits for Two Days

Indian Council of Medical Research advised states not to use them for the next two days. The kits can be used after their teams carry out field validation of this equipment.

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 21, 2020 18:48 IST

Tags: India Corona
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ICMR- Rapid Test Kit

Amid lockdown issue going on India, ICMR’s Dr. Raman R Gangakhedkar asked about the faulty rapid testing kits. There are many variations that have been reported in the results of rapid test kits and RT-PCR kits. These kits will be tested and validated in the field by our teams. A total of 4,49,810 samples for COVID-19 infection have been tested till Tuesday around 29,776 samples have been tested in 201 labs under the ICMR network, and 6,076 at 86 private laboratories.

Chairman of the 4th Empowered Group (to tackle COVID-19) said that the government has created a portal with the master database of healthcare professionals and volunteers. Details of Corona warriors in 20 categories and 49 sub-categories, who can contribute to COVID-19 management efforts are available to states and union territories on the portal.

As many as 3,252 people have been cured till now adding 705 of them recovered on Monday.

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