Doon Medical College Approved by ICMR for COVID 19 Test . Uttarakhand will start doing around 500 test soon- Director General Health . Dehradun. 23 April 2020 The Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR) yesterday approved Doon Medical College Dehradun as the certified testing centre for COVID 19 test. The equipment for the test were installed last week but final certification from ICMR was pending .
Now Uttarakhand has 4 four approved testing laboratory for COVID 19 test . Out of four, three are in Dehradun District and one in Nainital District. With addition of Doon Medical College the number of test done daily will see a substantial increase. Till date Uttarakhand is doing an average of 200 to 250 test daily the highest test recorded being 325 which was done on 18 th April .
Speaking to Bhadas4India Director General Health Service Dr Amita Upreti said that the new testing facility will be operational soon and Uttarakhand will be in a position to conduct around 500 test daily . Dr Upreti also said that Uttarakhand is showing good results in its fight against COVID 19 and till date 23 people who have tested positive have fully recovered . She urged the people of Uttarakhand to follow directions by health department and maintain social distancing .