The entire consists of 16 authorities medical faculties, eight civil hospitals and 11 non-public medical faculties, seven defence laboratories and 4 state testing amenities. Further testing amenities have been established at GADVASU, Ludhiana, NRDDL, Jalandhar, Punjab biotechnology incubator and Central Forensic Laboratory, Mohali. Covid-19 testing in among the premier non-public medical faculties like CMC and DMC, Ludhiana, have additionally been established underneath the programme.
Prof Jagat Ram, director, PGI, stated “The pandemic posed an enormous problem to north India as through the preliminary part, only a few labs have been educated in molecular virology testing. It was an enormous problem, however PGI accepted this as a chance to improve the labs of surrounding and far-flung areas. The division of virology established round 50 Covid-19 testing actual time PCR labs.”
Searching for to increase testing amenities, the Indian Council of Medical Analysis had recognized PGI as one of many 14 centres of excellence to mentor all authorities and personal medical faculties of their catchment areas to create state-of-art molecular virology setups.