COVID testing to mark a 50% hike at Lucknow's KGMU with the launch of 'high throughput lab'

The latest intervention is driven by an increase in the count of RT-PCR testing machines and RNA extraction devices.

In an attempt to augment the city's COVID testing capacity, a 'high throughput lab' has been launched at the King George Medical University in Lucknow. Instituted at the Department of Microbiology of the varsity, the new centre will help in boosting the daily testing numbers to 1.5 times their present value. As per reports, the latest intervention is driven by an increase in the count of RT-PCR testing machines and RNA extraction devices.


KGMU's Microbiology Department leads testing tallies in the country

With a 50% hike in daily testing, this KGMU centre will play an important role in strengthening the guard against the virus. As per reports, the lab was inaugurated by Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary of Medical Education. Speaking at the event, he applauded the efforts of the department of microbiology. Notably, the launch event was also marked by the esteemed presence of the KGMU Vice-Chancellor, Lt Gen (retd) Dr Bipin Puri.

In a remarkable feat, the microbiology department of the institute has been successful in conducting over 22 lakh tests, making it the centre with the highest number of tests in the country. Besides, genome sequencing facilities are also available here, which helps in determining the specific strain of the virus. Due to this, the department at the institute has been leading research activities in the city too.

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With the dropping COVID tallies in Lucknow, city life is gradually reverting to normalcy. On Wednesday, 9 new infections and 11 recoveries were reported in Lucknow. Driven by this, the active tally of the city has contracted to a count of 127 patients. As of now, a cumulative tally of 2,38,478 patients has been infected by the virus while a total of 2,651 deaths have been reported to date.

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A move to save the time, energy & funds of the applicants

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Girls outshine boys in MP 12th Board examinations; topper from Indore

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The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education announced the Class 12 council exam results on Thursday. Statistically, the performance of girls has overpowered that of the boys, with topper Mahak Kokate from Indore flourishing with an exceptional 99%. As per reports, these marks have been based upon the best-5 subjects of the Class 10 results as the assessments this year were called off due to the 'second wave' of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mumbai-Nagpur highway set to become the fastest highway in India

The East-West Greenfield project will stretch across a 701-km long route between Mumbai and Nagpur

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Indore Railway Station to be revamped into a world-class facility soon!

Reports state that the officials are also deliberating upon setting up a new railway station, in view of the increasing population.

Enhancing the public infrastructure of India's cleanest city, the Indore railway station will be soon transformed into a world-class facility with advanced services. As per reports, the revamped station will have improved levels of cleanliness, in a bid to assure an airport-like environment. Besides, reports state that the officials are also deliberating upon setting up a new railway station, in view of the increasing population.

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Jaipur Airport tops in the country, in ACI's recent survey!

Jaipur Airport has also been successful in achieving the 51st position at the global level, in Airports Council International's survey.

Adding a new feather to its cap, Jaipur International Airport has secured the first rank nationally, in the second-quarter survey conducted by the Airports Council International (ACI). Besides, the facility has also been successful in achieving the 51st position at the global level. Reportedly, ACI is an international non-profit organisation of Airport Operators on Airport Service Quality (ASQ), which assesses the performance of the premium centres based on a list of more than 30 factors.

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