India has a community of 3117 molecular testing laboratories, which incorporates 2014 RT PCR, 941 TrueNat, 132 CBNAAT and 30 different testing platforms. The estimated nationwide day by day molecular testing capability is greater than 20 lakh per day, knowledgeable the Union Health Ministry.
The want to improve the use of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) over RT PCR- based mostly assessments to improve the tempo of detection and isolation of constructive circumstances was highlighted by the consultants. Further annotated that the use of RATs might be elevated via establishing RAT cubicles, permitting its use in private and non-private well being care services, implementing Public-Private partnership mannequin to improve its entry and encourage self-testing at house for symptomatic people.
States have been suggested to additional mark symptomatic people as suspected circumstances, isolate them and guarantee adverse take a look at outcomes earlier than declaring them free from COVID.