Assam gets 7th accredited lab for COVID-19 test

Assam on May 5 got its seventh laboratory accredited for testing COVID-19.

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, has given permission to Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh for testing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that with the accreditation of AMC, Dibrugarh, the state now has 7 labs which will further bolster the testing capabilities of the state.

“I am pleased to share that @ICMRDELHI has recognized Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh as an accredited lab for testing #COVID19. This bolsters our capabilities as the total number of labs now goes up to seven,” he tweeted.

Assam had COVID-19 testing labs at Gauhati Medical College in Guwahati; Regional Medical Research Center in Dibrugarh; Jorhat Medical College in Jorhat; Silchar Medical College in Silchar; Fakkhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College in Barpeta and Tezpur Medical College in Tezpur.

All the seven labs in Assam use the Real-Time RT-PCR testing category.

In the other Northeast states, the numbers of labs are as under:

  • Arunachal Pradesh – 1
  • Manipur – 2
  • Meghalaya – 1
  • Mizoram – 1
  • Nagaland – 2
  • Sikkim – 1
  • Tripura – 1

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