ICMR designates 5th accredited lab for COVID testing in Assam
Published on March 30, 2020 | News Source: Janambhumi News Desk
Assam now has five laboratories accredited by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has designated the laboratory at the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital in Barpeta as the fifth accredited lab in the state for COVID-19 testing.
State health and family welfare minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the laboratory at the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital in Barpeta has been accredited by ICMR for COVID-19.
“Happy to inform that Barpeta Medical College laboratory is accredited by ICMR for COVID-19 testing from today. It becomes the fifth lab of Assam to achieve this. This will further enhance our capacity for a much wider community testing, especially in lower Assam,” Sarma said on Monday.
Till date, as many as 448 samples have been tested for the virus across four centres – Regional Medical Research Centre, Lahowal (Dibrugarh), Virological Lab at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jorhat Medical College and Hospital and Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) – and all the results have come out negative