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Military Hospital Jodhpur becomes first zonal army facility to have COVID lab

A molecular biology laboratory was commissioned at Military Hospital, Jodhpur, on Wednesday.

The laboratory is authorised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct both rapid antigen test and confirmatory RT PCR tests for diagnosis of COVID-19.

Military Hospital Jodhpur has become the first Zonal Military Hospital to have a molecular biological laboratory approved by ICMR.

The laboratory has the capability to conduct the much sought after confirmatory test for diagnosis of COVID-19 during the prevailing accelerated phase of pandemic.

The laboratory has opened its doors for research in the fields of virology, tumour pathology, haematological disorders and other infectious diseases and would be working in collaboration with other premier institutions like AIIMS Jodhpur, AFMC Pune and NIV Pune.