Approved by the Government of India and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Practo, together with Thyrocare, made the COVID-19 test available online. The test will cost Rs. 4.500 and can be booked on the Practo website.
However, the test is restricted to the locals of Mumbai, but will soon be open to nationwide citizens.
“Certified phlebotomists from I2H will collect the samples from the patients’ homes directly. They will be taking all necessary precautions mentioned in the ICMR guidelines while taking the swabs.
The Swab that is taken during the test will be collected in a viral transport medium (VTM) and will be transported in a cold chain to the Thyrocare laboratory which has been selected for COVID-19 testing. The report will be made available to the patients on the Practo website within 24-48 hours of the sample collection,” Practo mentioned on its blog.
Further Practo added, “A valid doctor’s prescription, duly filled Test Requisition Form signed by the physician, and a photo ID card has to be presented at the time of testing.”
Dr. Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Health Strategy Officer, Practo, said, “Widespread testing is critical to track the scale and prevent the transmission of COVID-19. To ensure that anyone who experiences the symptoms of the infection can get tested, the government is constantly working on expanding the list of labs and centers.
We’ve partnered with Thyrocare to ensure that access to these tests is not an issue. We will continue to work closely with the authorities to identify more such areas where Practo can solve for accessibility – be it for doctor consultations, testing or medicine delivery. We stand firmly committed to our vision of making quality healthcare accessible to all Indians, esp. in difficult times such as these.”
Practo, India’s leading digital healthcare platform, recently announced their monthly health plan providing unlimited online doctor consultation starting from Rs. 399.
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