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ESIC mobile virology lab completes one lakh RT-PCR tests

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Published Apr 26, 2021, 12:15 am IST
Updated Apr 26, 2021, 12:28 am IST
Minister Kishan Reddy visited the hospital to mark the occasion and take stock of Coronavirus services at the hospital
Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy speaks at the ESI Medical College in Hyderabad on Sunday. - By Arrangement
 Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy speaks at the ESI Medical College in Hyderabad on Sunday. - By Arrangement

HYDERABAD: DRDO-developed Mobile Virology Research and Development Laboratory (MVRDL) at ESIC Medical College Hospital has completed one year and conducted more than one lakh RT-PCR tests for diagnosing Covid-19 cases. Sunday marked MVRDL completing 1,00,300 tests.

Union minister of state for home Kishan Reddy visited the ESIC Medical College Hospital to mark the occasion and take stock of Coronavirus services at the hospital. He lauded that ESIC is the only hospital with more than 1,000 beds (470 general + 88 ICU + 300 Covid + 150 super speciality + 34 special ICU); providing both Covid and non-Coronavirus services exclusively to 70 lakh ESI beneficiaries in Telangana every since the pandemic started in 2020.

 

The minister congratulated the hospital dean and professor Srinivas M., apart from his team, for receiving three awards from the ESI Corporation.

ESCI Medical College and Hospital also accounts for the highest clinical workload delivered by any medical college hospital in the country during the pandemic period from April 2020 to March 2021.

Dr. Srinivas thanked DRDO chairman Sateesh Reddy and DRDO DG M. S. R. Prasad, in addition to all senior scientists for their contribution in building the mobile lab within a record time of 15 days.

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