Three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities have been launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The three testing facilities located at the National Institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research, at Kolkata, Noida and Mumbai, will increase the testing capacity by almost 10,000 daily tests. Hence, it will help in the early detection and treatment of the virus, thereby helping fight the spread of the COVID-19.
These testing facilities will not be limited to testing for COVID, and will also be able to test for Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Dengue and several other diseases. It will also decrease turn-around-time and exposure of lab personnel to infectious clinical materials. These facilities have been set up strategically at ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida; ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai; and ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata.