The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 5066 samples have been tested in India for SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVDI-19) as of March 9. There are 43 confirmed cases of COVID 19 across India, of which 27 are Indian nationals while 16 patients belong to other countries. The government has stepped out efforts to spread awareness about the disease and have even started a dedicated helpline number and announced 52 testing sites for SARS-CoV-2 across the country.
Corona Helpline – India
The helpline number dedicated to information and medical help about coronavirus disease in India is +91-11-23978046.
All necessary information about coronavirus can be found at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website (mohfw.gov.in)
State-wise details of testing centres for Corona in India
Andhra Pradesh: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati; Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam; GMC, Anantapur
Andaman and Nicobar: Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair
Assam: Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati; Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
Bihar: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
Chandigarh: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh: All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur
Delhi-NCT: All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi; National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
Gujarat: BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad; M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
Haryana: Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak; BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh: Indira Gandhi Medical College, ShimlA; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda
Jammu and Kashmir: Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar; Government Medical College, Jammu
Jharkhand: MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur
Karnataka: Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore; National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore; Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore; Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan; Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga.
Kerala: National Institute of Virology Field Unit; Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram; Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode.
Madhya Pradesh: All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal; National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
Meghalaya: NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong.
Maharashtra: Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur; Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai.
Manipur: J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East.
Odisha: Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar.
Puducherry: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry.
Punjab: Government Medical College, Patiala; Government Medical College, Amritsar.
Rajasthan: Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur; Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur; Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan; SP Med. College, Bikaner.
Tamil Nadu: King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai; Government Medical College, Theni
Tripura: Government Medical College, Agartala
Telangana: Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
Uttar Pradesh: King’s George Medical University, Lucknow; Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
Uttarakhand: Government Medical College, Haldwani
West Bengal: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata; IPGMER, Kolkata