Over One Crore Pandemic Tests Conducted In India

Mon Jul 06 2020 18:20:28 GMT+0530 (IST)

Various apex health bodies like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and renowned experts opined that testing more samples for the virus will play a key role in collecting the accurate data of the virus impact.

Going by the suggestions, supreme biomedical research body Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) directed the states to carry out more and more tests so that the virus can be detected quickly.

India reported the first pandemic case on the 30th of January and now the cases in the country are heading towards the seven lakh-mark. India is in third place in terms of worst-hit states in the country.

To detect the virus, so far the ICMR has tested as many as one crore people in India and said there is a lot that has to be done in this regard when it comes to testing the samples.

As per the stats, Andhra Pradesh tops the list in terms of carrying out the pandemic tests, while Delhi made it to the second slot. On the other hand, Telangana is conducting very few tests.

Despite the High Court finding fault with the state government's behavior, Telangana is conducting a mere 6500 tests per day reportedly. Telangana made it to the second in the list from the bottom in pandemic tests.