COVID-19 testing lab being set up at Deen Dayal Veterinary University

Mathura, May 6 (PTI) A lab is being set up at the Deen Dayal Veterinary University here for COVID-19 testing, an Uttar Pradesh minister said.

'With the opening of the lab at the varsity, the time taken for getting reports of COVID-19 samples sent to J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, would be less,' Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan said.

Initially, 50 samples will be tested in a day. However, it will gradually increase to 100 or more, he said.

Chaudhary said the government has so far established 19 COVID-19 testing labs in the state.

Dr S K Garg said the work in the lab will begin after the supply of chemicals and testing kits will be received from Bengaluru-based firms, which is expected shortly. PTI Corr AQS AQS