The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the 50 thousand mark in ICMR Covid19 Test lab in Belagavi, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) NITM data.
More than 50,000 samples have been tested until October 26, the ICMR-NITM said on social medias.
Testing of throat swab samples for COVID-19 at the ICMR National Institute of Traditional Medicine (NITM) Belagavi was inaugurated on April 23rd.
Initially the laboratory was capable of testing 90 samples daily. Later increased when more experienced scientists and skilled manpower were joined.
Total labs in Belagavi testing for COVID-19 is 3 — 2 government labs and 1 private lab, according to ICMR Approval.
Government labs :
1. Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences,
2. National Institute of Traditional
Private lab :
1. KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC Hi Tech Lab, NehruNagar, Belgaum, Belagavi