Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the fast enhancement of coronavirus testing capability on the six central authorities analysis establishments within the state and Chandigarh to 2,000 assessments a day.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Singh mentioned the step was obligatory to beat the “overstretched and restricted testing capacities” within the state, significantly amid the motion of migrants again to their properties.
The establishments are Put up Graduate Institute of Medical Schooling and Analysis (PGIMER), and Institute of Microbial Expertise-Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (IMTECH-CSIR) in Chandigarh, Indian Institute of Science Schooling and Analysis, Nationwide Institute of Pharmaceutical Schooling and Analysis, and Nationwide Agricultural Biotechnology Institute in Mohali and the Central College in Bathinda.
The chief minister requested PM Modi to challenge pressing directives to those establishments to scale up their testing capability to help the state authorities in its public well being response to COVID-19.
The state authorities, he mentioned, was making all doable efforts to include the COVID-19 pandemic in line with the rules issued by the Union authorities, as per an official assertion.
In his letter, Mr Singh mentioned his authorities had already requested these establishments to offer viral testing capability of two,000 assessments day by day.
Punjab has until date performed 24,908 COVID-19 assessments, of which about 1000 have been discovered optimistic.
Of the entire assessments, 20,729 have been performed in authorities medical faculties in Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot which have a day by day testing capability of about 1,050, whereas the remaining assessments have been carried out by non-public labs in addition to central authorities labs.