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May 12, 2020

Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister inaugurates second COVID-19 testing lab

Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister Alo Libang today inaugurated the second COVID-19 testing lab at Intermediate Reference Laboratory at Naharlagun, near Itanagar. Testing at this lab will be carried out by TRUENAT machines, capable of screening 20 samples per day.

Mr. Libang, while congratulating the department for setting up the COVID-19 Testing Centre in such a short period, said, it will lessen the burden of the lone Testing Centre at TRIHMS Naharlagun during this pandemic situation in the state.

The first COVID-19 testing lab in the state was made functional on 30th of April, which has a capacity of testing 100 samples per day. As of now, 2,061 samples have been collected so far in the state for COVID-19 testing, of which 1,477 tested negative, 61 have tested negative on repeat tests and results of 521 are yet to come. The lone COVID-19 patient was discharged from the hospital last month after full recovery. There is no active case of COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh as of now.


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