Category: COVID 19


To promote last mile access of testing to rural India, DBT under the Covid-Command strategy has supported building of mobile testing labs through AMTZ known as I-LAB . Watch this video for a discussion and […]

Aarogya Setu & Privacy

Steps taken to ensure that the privacy of people downloading the ‘Aarogya Setu’ application is protected: Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020 has been notified that lays down the guidelines for collection, […]


Favipiravir is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug that was cleared by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) last week for “emergency restricted” use among Covid-19 patients. Glenmark will sell the generic favipiravir under the brand […]

Pooling of Samples

What is pooling of samples & how does it work? – A pooled testing algorithm involves the PCR screening of a specimen pool comprising multiple individual patient specimens, followed by individual testing (pool de-convolution) only […]