Wayanad district is going to get its own laboratory for COVID-19 testing by end of the month. taluk hospital will get hi-tech laboratory.
A Reverse Rranscription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) machine has been brought at cost of ₹15 lakh and being installed. along with it, it will also have A bio-safety cabin and a deep freezer.
The lab may take 96 throat and nasal swabs during a single shift and hospital is planning to operate three shifts a day
in order to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, the lad will facilite tests like antigen, RTPCR, and True Nat tests. prior to this, One Doctor and and four laboratory technicians have been appointed for the purpose by hospital.