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Coronavirus | 52 Testing Centers for COVID-19


As per the Information & Broadcasting media reports 111,489 people have been tested positive for coronavirus in 100 countries. According to APF tally 3,800 have been reported dead. So far 43 is the number of people tested positive in India. 

Coronavirus Symptoms

Mild symptoms of coronavirus consist of the following

  • Runny Nose

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Breathing Difficulty (Severe Cases)

Any person showing such symptoms should seek medical attention immediately.

Coronavirus Prevention

Use a sanitizer frequently to wipe your hands, washing your hands with soap and water will also do, as it may kill virus present on the hand. Maintain social distancing between you and the other person who is coughing and sneezing. If that person COVID-19 infected and if he/she is coughing or sneezing may spread small droplets close to your body and when you breathe in that droplets containing virus will cause COVID-19 infection to you as well. For this reason you should maintain at least one meter of distance with the other person. Always maintain good respiratory practice when you cough or sneeze make a habit to cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or tissue this will stop the cough droplets from spreading to the other person body. 

Treatment for Coronavirus

Currently there is no medication or vaccine specifically available to treat coronavirus, the medical practitioner generally prescribes or administers drugs to relieve the symptoms. 

Designated by the Ministry of Health, ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has put out the list of 52 COVID-19 testing centers across India, which is as follows.

52 Testing Centres For COVID-19
State/UT Sr.No VRDLs (Viral Research & Drug Laboratory)
Andhra Pradesh 1 Andhra Medical College, Vishakhapatnam
  2 Shri. Venkateswara Institute of Medical Science, Tirupati
  3 Government Medical College, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Andaman & Nicobar Island 4 Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar
Assam 5 Guahati Medical College, Guwahati
  6 Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh
Bihar 7 Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Science, Patna
Chandigarh 8 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh 9 All India Institute of Medical Science, Raipur
Delhi-NCT 10 All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi
  11 National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
Gujarat 12 BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
  13 M.P. Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
Haryana 14 Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak, Haryana
  15 BPS Government Medical College, Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh 16 Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  17 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir 18 Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Srinagar
  19 Government Medical College, Jammu
Jharkhand 20 MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur
Karnataka 21 Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
  22 National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
  23 Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
  24 Hassan Institute of Medical Science, Hassan, Karnataka
  25 Shimoga Institute of Medical Science, Shivamogga, Karnataka
Kerala 26 National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
  27 Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  28 Government Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala
Madhya Pradesh 29 All India Institute of Medical Science, Bhopal
  30 National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
Meghalaya 31 NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya
Maharashtra 32 Indira Gandhi Government College, Nagpur
  33 Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Disease, Mumbai
Manipur 34 J N Institute of Medical Science Hospital, Imphal-East, Manipur
Odisha 35 Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry 36 Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
Punjab 37 Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
  38 Government Medical College, Amritsar
Rajasthan 39 Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
  40 Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur
  41 Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
  42 SP Medical College Bikaner, Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu 43 Kings Institute of Preventive Medical & Research, Chennai
  44 Government Medical College, Theni
Tripura 45 Government Medical College, Agartala
Telangana 46 Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
Uttar Pradesh 47 King George Medical University, Lucknow
  48 Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  49 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
Uttarakhand 50 Government Medical College, Haldwani
West Bengal 51 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Disease, Kolkata
  52 IPGMER, Kolkata

 


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