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Covid-19! VRDL at Wenlock Hospital to start functioning from today

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Mangaluru: In what will hasten the procedure of testing samples for Covid-19, Virology Research and Diagnostic Laboratory ( VRDL) will start functioning at Wenlock Hospital from today.

Minister for Muzrai and district incharge Kota Sreenivas Poojari who has posted a tweet in this regard said, “the new laboratory is set up with the consent of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology ( NIV)”.

Poojari has thanked the State and Central government for its swift response, as with the lab it will stop depending on outside the district to where the samples of blood and throat swab of suspected patients were being sent till yesterday. It will also help in obtaining the reports within a few hours of collecting the samples.

Dakshina Kannada stands third in the order of districts where cases are reported. A total of 12 have tested positive, with one successfully treated of the virus. Fortunately no deaths are reported due to Covid-19.

– Team Mysoorunews


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