Monday, 27 July 2020

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27 July 2020 Current Affairs:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities on 27 July 2020 through video conferencing. The facility is aimed to ramp up testing capacity in the country. These facilities will help in strengthening early detection and treatment, assisting in controlling the spread of the pandemic.

Highlights:
♦ The new three high-throughput testing facilities which were set up strategically are located at:

  • ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida
  • ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
  • ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata

♦ The facilities will be able to test over 10,000 samples in a day. 
♦ These labs will reduce turn-around-time and exposure of lab personnel to infectious clinical materials. 
♦ The labs has been designed are enabled to test diseases other than COVID-19 as well, and is expected to test for Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cytomegalovirus, Chlamydia, Neisseria, Dengue, etc. post the pandemic.



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/pm-launches-high-throughput-covid-19-testing-facilities-on-27-july/
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