COVID-19: Uttara kannada, Udupi districts appeal K'taka to allow test at Manipal’s Kasturba hospital

Source: UNI | Published on 8th April 2020, 1:14 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Udupi: The district administrations of Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts have appealed to the state government to request Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to allow COVID-19 tests at Manipal’s Kasturba Hospital.


Kasturba Hospital was granted approval by the ICMR to conduct tests on samples to detect the novel coronavirus on March 24, however it rescinded it later.


Udupi district Deputy Commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha stated that the Council did not provide any reason for the cancellation of approval; his office has requested the Chief Secretary to pressurise the Council in granting approval again

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