There have been more than 15,000 positive cases and over 500 deaths in the country till April 19. The government is trying its best to combat the rise of coronavirus cases for which, State -wise coronavirus testing centers are being set up in India.
The Indian Council of Medical Research and the Ministry of Health and Family welfare has designated 142 medical testing centers in the country. They are set up to control the spread and treat the affected.
Many of them still do not have the awareness about, how should we check if we are positive or negative for the COVID-19 virus?
We bring to you a complete guide. It gives you information to tackle the situation for those who have symptoms of the virus.
Who Is Eligible to Take the Test?
According to the Department of Health Research, the disease COVID-19 is a transmission disease. Those individuals who have traveled to affected countries or have come in contact with an affected person should get themselves checked.
How to Get Tested for Coronavirus?
Any person who has a travel history or particularly has symptoms such as cold, headache, fever, numbness in hands and feet are advised to go into self-quarantine for 14 days.
If the symptoms continue, then then the person should contact a nearby COVID-19 testing center and get checked. If these reports showcase a positive result then the scenario is different from now itself.
The hospital authorities or doctors would decide if you should be in a cordon-off area for further testing and treatment or free you to go home and be present there till any further notice is published.
Testing Centers in My State?
If you feel that you have positive symptoms, you should contact and give your consent to these authorities for the test. Here, your throat swab and nasal swab will be taken.
After this, your specimens are transported to the National Institute of Virology, Pune where final reports are produced and delivered back to your testing center.
List state-wise Coronavirus testing centers in India.
DELHI – NCR
- All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
- National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
- Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
- Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
- Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Disease
- Government Medical College, Miraj, Sangli
- Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital
- Government Medical College, Nagpur
- Government Medical College, Aurangabad
- M. Government Medical College, Solapur
- Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College, Dhule
- Government Medical College and Hospital & Superspeciality Hospital, Akola
- All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
- National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
- Bundelkhand Medical College, Sagar
- MGM Medical College, Indore
- Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior
- S.S Medical College, Rewa
- BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
- M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
- Government Medical College, Surat 1
- GMC, Bhavnagar
- PDU GMC, Rajkot
- Government Medical College & SSG Hospital, Vadodara
- Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
- Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
- GMC, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
- Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
- Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
- Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh
- Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
- Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
- Kakatiya Medical College, Nizampura, Warangal
- Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
- Patna Medical College, Patna
- Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga
- S K Medical College, Muzaffarpur
- Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
- Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
- Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar
- SP Med. College, Bikaner
- RNT Medical College, Udaipur
- AIIMS, Jodhpur
- King’s George Medical University, Lucknow
- Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh.