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ICMR approves ADHC at Bhaktivedanta Hospital to test for COVID-19

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved Apoorva Diagnostic and Healthcare (ADHC) located at Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road to test suspected coronavirus infections in the region. The lab is equipped to process 500 tests daily, it can be scaled up to 1000 tests and follows the pricing as per ICMR guidelines. ADHC will be closely working with local hospitals and Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) to test suspected coronavirus infections in the region.

The municipal corporations who will benefit from this facility would be Palghar, Virar Vasai and Mira Bhayandar. The run time for the patients’ blood collection samples will reduce significantly.  The corporation earlier is known for becoming the first civic body to rope in private hospitals for coronavirus testing. 

Dr Ajay Sankhe, Director, Bhaktivedanta Hospital says, “We stand by our commitment to make the facility available for all the patients of Mumbai and will provide unconditional service in fighting the deadly disease We are always ready to serve the nation and our vision is to be a trusted healthcare partner enabling healthier lives.”

Dr Sankhe helped the MBMC to set-up ICU and ventilator facilities in government-run Pandit Bhimsen Joshi COVID Hospital in record time. He set-up the facilities within 15 days amid lockdown. It was the need of the hours.

Kabir Das, Managing Director, ADHS, quips, “Current priority is to get over the crisis. The lab is a 24×7 high-tech diagnostic centre catering to all classes of society and meeting multifarious diagnostic needs with high precision and accuracy. Indian Council of Medical Research has approved our lab to test COVID-19 and we will surely extend all support needed.”

This might speed-up the test in the mention Municipal Corporation.

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