624 New laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) shared information that a total of almost 1,61,041 COVID-19 virus samples are being conducted in a day. the total numbers of tests have crossed 32,42,160 figure in the country.
ICMR is taking more steps to scale up its testing facilities for the COVID-19. as a result, ICMR is granting permission to government and private laboratories.
until now, ICMR has given its permission to 624 laboratories ( 435 government laboratories and 189 private laboratories) across India.
About Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) –
Headquarters: New Delhi
Founder: Government of India
Leader: Balram Bhargava
Secretary & Director General: Dr. Balram Bhargava
Q.1 What is Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is known as the apex body in Country for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. The ICMR is funded by the Government of India via the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.