Lucknow's testing lab worked round the clock to set the standard of RT-PCR COVID testing in the country.
The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow claims to have conducted the highest number of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 in a single day, in the whole country. The SGPGIMS has been conducting tests to check the infection of coronavirus since its outbreak in March. So far, the institute has conducted an aggregate total of 6 lakh tests in Lucknow.
A team of 70 members made it possible to conduct as many as 7,748 tests, that happens to be the highest number of RT-PCR COVID test conducted in a single day, across the whole country!
Lucknow's SGPGIMS sets testing record
The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the leading medical institutes in Lucknow that has established a standard of promptness and efficacy against the pandemic attack. According to the team of technicians and experts in the microbiology department of SGPGIMS, the institute conducted a record high, 7748 RT-PCR COVID tests, in just 24 hours on Wednesday.
SGPGIMS's COVID-19 unit has about 70 members, who worked round the clock with diligence and commitment, to achieve this record breaking number. "Our lab has not shut for even a minute. Through the Covid-19 case reporting portal, we came to know that our centre had tested the highest number of samples on the day, which is a highly motivating achievement for our 70-member team," Head of the Microbiology Department, Professor Ujjala Ghoshal said in a statement.
Apart from SGPGI, the King Gerorge's Medical University has tested about 5 lakh samples for COVID-19 till September, 2020. Lucknow's total testing capacities have boosted with these ramped up potentials, cumulating at 11,38, 824 tests since the inception of the virus in the city. Confirmed cases in the city stand at 72,579 infections, with an active caseload of 3,529 patients. Recovery stands high with 68,035 successfully treated individuals, while the mortality has clocked past the 1,015 mark.
-With inputs from IANS