450 samples tested at Bandra's first drive-through Covid-19 testing facility

Drive through and get yourself checked in under 10 minutes!

The Suburban Diagnostic and Hotel Executive Enclave have collaborated to house Bandra's first drive through COVID-19 testing centre at the hotel premises. This has been legitimized as the most safe method of testing by medical and health officers across the spectrum, and the process is executed in less than 10 minutes!


Quick and Efficient

With the liberalisation of Covid-19 testing in the city, various models and methods have been adopted to increase the capacities to collect samples and run tests. The Drive-Through model, however is the quickest, safest and the most efficient of all. Though Mumbai opened various such mobile centres in April itself, based on the success achieved by this South Korean testing method, Bandra recently green flagged a new one at Hotel Executive Enclave in Pali Hill.

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This facility allows people to book appointments online. Once confirmed, a time slot is allotted and people can drive onto the premises of the hotel from the Ambedkar Road Entry and submit their samples without even getting off the car. The entire procedure is completed in less than 10 minutes. Since its setup, on June 28, the centre has collected 450 samples.

The BMC is also planning to convert Bandra-Worli Sea Link tollbooth into a mobile testing centre as well. It has been estimated that a team of 3 people can collect about 200 samples due to rapid collection speed. It is being viewed as a cost effective plan that will function on a full scale once materialised. There has been no final decision regarding this set up until now.

Knock Knock

An increase in Covid-19 testing is the need of the hour and similar facilities are also operating in other parts of the city including Lower Parel, Kanjurmarg and Sewri. In India, the NCR and Kerala are also using this system.

Testing Centre Location: Hotel Executive Enclave, 331, Doctor BR Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday) and 8 am to 4 pm (Sunday)

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