Coronavirus: Centre writes to states to ensure follow up of testing on-demand
The country has so far conducted more than 4.66 crore tests in more than 1,600 laboratories in the country
New Delhi: The Centre asked the states and Union Territories to ensure necessary follow up of its updated advisory on COVID-19 testing strategy. The 'Advisory on Strategy for Covid-19 Testing in India' (version VI) lists the scope for testing in containment zones, non-containment areas, in hospitals. It also for the first time provides for testing on-demand with simplified modalities to be decided by the states and Union Territories.
The report added that ICMR also stressed that no emergency procedure (including deliveries) should be delayed for lack of tests, and pregnant women should not be referred to another hospital for lack of testing facility.
On September 6, the number of coronavirus cases in India went past the 41-lakh mark with a record rise of over 90,633 cases. According to reports, more than 70,000 people recovered from COVID-19 in India in the last 24 hours, while 1065 people died.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there has been a steep exponential rise in coronavirus recoveries in India.