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Focused COVID sampling begins in Lucknow for detection of new variants

In view of the new COVID mutants surfacing in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government is initiating focused sampling schedules in Lucknow from today onwards. As a part of this exercise, the targeted sampling drives will be conducted in areas that logged a large count of infections during the first and second waves of accelerated infections. Aimed at arresting the third COVID wave in the state capital, this program will be implemented via an extensive plan of action.

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

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.

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11 new labs for RT-PCR testing to come up in UP

Ahead of the expected rise of the third wave of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to ramp up the sampling and testing capacities in the state with 11 new labs. With this, 45 of the 75 districts in UP will have an RT-PCR testing lab, read reports. Meanwhile, officials of the medical education department further informed that efforts are underway to develop labs in the remaining 30 districts as well.

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Lucknow's KGMU conducts 20 lakh COVID tests, highest in India!

In a milestone achievement, the King George's Medical University in Lucknow on Tuesday became the first and the only institute across India to have conducted 20 lakh COVID tests, since February 2020. The KGMU spokesperson informed that the university has aced this tally with the relentless assistance of the staff, lab technicians, scientists and even research students, who worked round the clock, despite having tested positive. All tests were conducted through the RT-PCR method, the golden standard of testing.

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11 mobile vans to be deployed in Lucknow in a bid to augment testing facilities!

As daily case tallies revert to controlled levels in Lucknow, it is important to toughen the shield against the virus making sure that no lags lead to an accelerated spread again. Keeping this in view, the authorities have planned to deploy eleven mobile testing vans in a bid to increase the avenues for quick and easy diagnostic tests. Slated to be functional from Friday, these vehicles will travel across the city assuring enhanced accessibility to testing for the city residents.

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