Kerala gets accredited National Institute of Virology to tackle coronavirus
First Published 4, Feb 2020, 12:32 PM IST
Kerala will depend on the National Institute of Virology in Alappuzha instead of NIV Pune to test the samples of coronavirus cases
Coronavirus has gifted Kerala a National Virology Institute in Alappuzha. Earlier, the state used to depend on the National Institute of Virology in Pune to test samples.
Now, Kerala can depend on National Institute of Virology in Alappuzha instead of NIV Pune.
Even after the state having an NIV, there was no permission to test the samples and declare the results.
“We had sought permission to carry out the tests in Alappuzha NIV, and on Saturday, we got the required permission. Samples have already been sent here. From today, we will start testing at NIV Alappuzha,” the health minister KK Shailaja told media in Alappuzha.
Not only Kerala, but many other states in the country too have been depending on NIV Pune to test suspected coronavirus cases.