ICMR asks states not to use coronavirus rapid test kits for 2 days

The government’s premier healthcare exploration organisation on Tuesday encouraged states not to use swift check kits for the coronavirus, expressing it will difficulty an advisory right after subject validations.

“We have been given grievance from a state yesterday and so significantly discussed with 3 states. As well considerably variations have been documented in final results of swift check kits and RT-PCR kits,” said Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, of the Indian Council of Healthcare Exploration (ICMR)

“These kits will be examined and validated in the subject by our teams. We will difficulty a distinct-reduce advisory in two working day. If challenges are detected in batches, we will explain to the businesses for substitute,” he said at a press conference in Delhi.

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He said that a whole of four,49,810 samples for COVID-19 infection have been examined till Tuesday of which 35,852 have been performed on Monday.

As numerous as 29,776 samples have been examined in 201 labs under the ICMR network, and six,076 at 86 private laboratories, he said.

The Chairman of the 4th Empowered Group (to tackle COVID-19) said that the government has established a portal with the master databases of health care specialists and volunteers.

“Till now, particulars of 1.24 crore human resources of different varieties have been extra to it, he said.

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Specifics of corona warriors in 20 classes and 49 sub-classes, who can add to COVID-19 management attempts, are offered to states and union territories on the portal, he said

Lav Agrawal, the Joint Secretary in the Wellness Ministry, explained to the press conference that 18,601 positive circumstances have been documented across the place. As numerous as 3,252 people have been treated till now, he said, incorporating 705 of them recovered on Monday.

This normally takes the recovery proportion to seventeen.48, he said.