The 7th ICMR accredited lab is expected to bolster the state’s testing capacity
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Assam gets 7th ICMR-accredited lab for testing COVID-19 cases

ICMR has recognised Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh as an accredited lab for testing COVID19, announces Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh as an accredited lab for testing COVID-19, informed Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on late Tuesday evening.

With this, the number of ICMR accredited labs in Assam has increased to seven. The other accredited labs in the state are -- Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Regional Medical Research Center, Jorhat Medical College, Silchar Medical College, Fakkhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, and Tezpur Medical College and Hospital.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Sarma wrote, "I am pleased to share that @ICMRDELHI has recognised Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh as an accredited lab for testing #COVID19. This bolsters our capabilities as the total number of labs now goes up to seven."

Assam has so far reported 44 cases of COVID-19, the highest in Northeast region. Of these, 32 patients have been discharged, one fatality and 11 active cases remain in the state.

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