Medical Education Minister Dr Sudhakar and MP Tejaswi Surya inaugurated the testing facility
*Bengaluru, April, 26, 2020: Covid -19 testing facility was inaugurated at Kidwai hospital today. The test will be done on all patients registered at Kidwai Medical Institute of Oncology and also for one attender for each patient. Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar along with Bengaluru MP Tejaswi Surya inaugurated Covid-19 testing unit/Swab collecting booth at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO) in Bengaluru.
On the occasion, Red Cross Organization distributed safety masks to Asha Karyakartas while Rotary club donated PPE equipments.
Post the Covid19 tests, all patients who test negative will be given definite cancer treatment like Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Palliative care etc.
The opening of the testing centre at KMIO is the result of follow up on the Medical Education Minister Dr Sudhakar’s decision to test all patients of KMIO and their attendants for Covid19.
Earlier on April 25th, in a letter to Medical Education Minister Dr. K.Sudhakar, Director of KMIO Dr Ramachandra said the Cancer treatment cannot wait for too long unlike other diseases, as it will progress over a period of time, hence the Institute had decided to open a test centre inside the premises.
The machineries used in the Lab are 1. Beckman Coulter Biomek’4000 (liquid handling system) Automated is RNA extraction, 2. Quant Studio5 is the RT PCR equipment used for COVID-19 Testing. The whole process need 3 hours and 30 minutes for completion of 380 Samples on receipt at the lab, which can be repeated approximately two to three times (per day 380×3=1140).
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