Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, veteran cricketer Habhajan Singh has offered to set up a mobile COVID-19 testing centre in Pune.
The lab will be functional from Saturday. It will be operated by Pune-based diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions.
According to The Indian Express, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said, “Indian cricketer Harbajan Singh had approached us a few days ago and offered help to contain the Covid-19 surge. The mobile lab for Covid-19 testing will start at Vadgaonsheri tomorrow.”
The mobile lab will have a testing capacity of 1,500 samples each day and give RT-PCR tests results in four hours.
According to the report, the mobile laboratory would move across the city and provide free testing to those below poverty line (BPL), and charge Rs 500 for others.
Pune has been among the worst COVID-hit cities in Maharashtra.
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