AMU Medical College & Hospital Gets Another COVID-19 Testing Machine, 200 People Can Be Tested Daily
More than 3000 free tests of COVID-19 samples have been conducted so far at AMU medical college, said the Principal Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui
ALIGARH, APRIL 22— With the installation of another RT-PCR testing machine today, more than 200 patients can be tested for COVID-19 daily at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Hospital of Aligarh Muslim University, one of the frontline hospitals of the Western Uttar Pradesh.
The machine costing nearly Rs 15 lakhs has been given by the Uttar Pradesh government and it will enable the hospital to speed up the testing.
“With the coordinated efforts of district administration including Commissioner, the District Magistrate, the Chief Development Officer, and Chief Medical Officer, JNMCH got another RT-PCR testing machine,” said AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital of AMU is one of the accredited centres for testing COVID-19, he said.
The VC thanked the state government and said it would go a long way to curb the spread of COVID-19 and added that the AMU and its affiliate institutions are at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19.
Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui, Principal, JNMCH, noted that the arrival of the new machine would bolster our ability to test as many as 200 samples a day.
More than 3000 free tests of COVID-19 samples have been conducted so far at JNMCH, and the new machine will surely boost our capacity to dispose of more samples of COVID-19, he said.