Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Image credit - Twitter

The Diphu Medical College in Assam’s Karbi Anglong has been accredited by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi as testing lab for COVID-19.

With this all of the seven medical colleges have the capabilities and regulatory approvals for COVID-19 testing.

This was informed by state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Sarma tweeted:

‘Pleased to share that Diphu Medical College has been accredited by @ICMRDELHI as testing lab for #COVID19. With this all of Assam’s 7 Medical Colleges have the capabilities & regulatory approvals for testing. This significantly strengthens our testing capacities.

This significantly strengthens our testing capacities.’

The health minister said this has strengthened the state Health department’s testing capacities.

Notably, Assam has registered 59 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s total to 2,835 on Monday night.

With the new cases, the number of active COVID19 cases in Assam stands at 2,044.

Earlier, a total of 784 COVID19 patients were discharged from various hospitals across Assam after their recovery.

The disease has claimed the lives of 5 persons in Assam with a new case of death due to COVID19 infection was reported from Karbi Anglong district on Monday.

But health minister Sarma is yet to declare it as a COVID19 death.

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