9 out of 62 Coronavirus testing sites to become functional soon: Indian Council of Medical Research

Sukirti Mishra 20/03/2020 15:20:28

New Delhi. The Coronavirus which began in China has spread to over 150 countries and has been declared a global pandemic. India is presently in stage 2 of the global pandemic– which means that people who have travel history to coronavirus-hit places and their immediate contacts are the ones who have been infected until now.
The apex body of health research in the country- Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) clarified, that there is no evidence of a community outbreak in India, as yet, when 500 samples from 1000 randomly collected samples tested negative for COVID-19. The ICMR also emphasised on the importance of intensifying testing methods in the country.


The ICMR has shared an updated list of testing centres in the country, along with 9 testing sites that will soon become functional

Labs shortly to become functional

Uttar Pradesh-

1. Command Hospital, Lucknow


2. Late Sri Baliram Kashyap Memorial Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur


3. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
4. Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi

Jammu & Kashmir

5. Command Hospital, Udhampur


6. Command Hospital, Bangaluru


7. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Tamil Nadu

8. Madras Medical College, Chennai


9.  Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga


Here is an updated list of testing centres in India:

62 testing sites for COVID-19

Uttar Pradesh

1. King's George Medical University, Lucknow
2. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
3. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5. Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar


6. Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
7. Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
8. Silchar Medical College, Silchar
9. Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat


10. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna


11. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research


12. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur


13. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi


14. BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
15. M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar


16. Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
17. BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat

Himachal Pradesh

18. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
19. Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP

Jammu and Kashmir

20. Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
21. Government Medical College, Jammu
22. Government Medical College, Srinagar


23. MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur


24. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
25. National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
26. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
27. Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
28. Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka


29. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
30. Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
31. Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala
32. Govt. Medical College, Thrissur

Madhya Pradesh

33. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
34. National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur


35. NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya


36. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
37. Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
38. NIV Mumbai Unit


39. J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal-East, Manipur
40. Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal


41. Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar


42. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry


43. Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
44. Government Medical College, Amritsar


45. Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
46. Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
47. Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
48. RNT Medical College, Udaipur
49. SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Tamil Nadu

50. King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
51. Government Medical College, Theni
52. Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli
53. Govt. Medical College, Thiruvarur


54. Government Medical College, Agartala


55. Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
56. Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

57. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
58. Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
59. Sidhartha Medical College, Vijayawada
60. GMC, Anantapur, AP


61. Government Medical College, Haldwani

West Bengal

62. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
63. IPGMER, Kolkata

64. National Centre of Disease Control, New Delhi






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