NEERI lab's COVID testing through saline gargling gets ICMR nod

As the country suffers under the raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, good news comes in like a breath of relief in India. NEERI lab has figured out an alternative to RT-PCR testing. The new testing method for the virus involves saline gargling which will help in getting the same samples required for testing COVID. With this, collecting samples through nasal and throat swabs can be avoided. gets ICMR nod. The technique involves acquiring samples through gargling and then testing it under RT-PCR, which has now received the ICMR nod. Watch the full video to get more details.