ICMR approves 'Testing on demand'; Issues new advisory for States

Due to the high speed of corona virus cases in the country, the government is constantly changing the rules and strategies. Now the Indian Council of Medical Research i.e. ICMR has issued a new advisory regarding Corona virus testing.

Yogita S.
Published on: 5 Sep 2020 10:35 AM GMT
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New Delhi: Due to the high speed of corona virus cases in the country, the government is constantly changing the rules and strategies. Now the Indian Council of Medical Research i.e. ICMR has issued a new advisory regarding Corona virus testing. According to the new guidelines, if there is a matter of a person who wants to test himself, i.e. testing on demand, then the state governments should set the rules for them.

ICMR released new guidelines:

ICMR has said in the new guidelines released about testing that due to lack of tests, any emergency procedure (including delivery) should not be delayed. Samples can be sent for testing simultaneously. Govt. Should set all the arrangements for this.

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Focus on Antigen testing:

According to ICMR guidelines, all patients undergoing surgical or non-surgical procedures can be tested. But no more than once a week will be tested. Tests of patients like stroke, encephalitis, hemoptysis can be done as per the doctor's advice, if necessary.

It has also been said in the guidelines that the entry points of the containment zone will be continuously monitored and there should be continuous screening at these places. The antigen test should be done in the contention zone and the RT-PCR test should be done only when a person shows difficulty in breathing or any other symptoms even after being found negative in the antigen test.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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