DMHO issues notice to private Covid testing laboratories in the city

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The State health authorities have served notices on 13 private laboratories in Hyderabad directing them to rectify data discrepancies and other deficiencies related to infrastructure and availability of trained manpower, which were pointed out during inspections by senior officials.

There are 23 private diagnostic laboratories that have received the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) permission to conduct Covid-19 diagnostics. A majority of these private laboratories in Hyderabad had a National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) certification that enabled ICMR to issue permits to take up Covid-19 tests.