Mumbai, July 7
People can take a look at themselves for coronavirus an infection at designated non-public laboratories in Mumbai and not using a physician’s prescription, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated on Tuesday.
The civic physique additionally knowledgeable that these saved in institutional quarantine will likely be discharged solely after they take a look at adverse for the virus.
Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal took the choice to permit testing with out medical prescription in view of enhance within the variety of non-public laboratories and their capability, it stated in a launch.
It will assist individuals get therapy for coronavirus faster, it added.
Earlier, a health care provider’s prescription was wanted for a take a look at.
“If the test comes out positive, a (hospital) bed will be allotted through ward-level ‘War Rooms’ of the municipal corporation,” the BMC launch stated.
Patients in institutional isolation is not going to be launched until they take a look at adverse, it stated.
For testing, non-public labs can cost the charges mounted by the federal government.
The Union authorities has given permission to conduct coronavirus checks to 17 non-public laboratories within the metropolis.
Private labs can cost Rs 2,500 for a COVID-19 take a look at.
The fee is Rs 2,800 if the take a look at is carried out at dwelling.
As per the BMC, 3,63,120 checks have been carried out within the metropolis to date.
Mumbai’s COVID-19 case rely stood at 86,132 as on Tuesday with 4,999 deaths, as per the BMC.
Mumbai added 806 new circumstances, the bottom single-day determine in almost two months, to its tally within the day.
Welcoming the BMC transfer, guardian minister of Mumbai suburban district Aaditya Thackeray stated it’s going to make residents really feel safer.
“The @mybmc has decided to open up testing to any individual in the city without prescription/ self attestation. Labs can now conduct RT PCR tests as per ICMR guidelines at the will of anyone. This will help citizens feel safer and test when they have a doubt, without any delays,” Thackeray tweeted. PTI