SpiceHealth launches mobile RT-PCR testing laboratory in Aurangabad

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New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) SpiceHealth on Friday said it has launched a mobile laboratory to conduct RT-PCR tests in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, to curb the spread of COVID-19.

'Aurangabad, like the rest of the country, has been battling with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. With new additions each day, the total caseload in the city has surged past 1.38 lakh,' the company's statement noted.

SpiceHealth is a healthcare company run by Avani Singh and Ajay Singh -- promoters of SpiceJet airline.

Avani Singh, CEO, SpiceHealth, said, “Aurangabad is the third city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Nagpur where SpiceHealth has set up its RT-PCR mobile testing laboratory. We will soon have one in Nashik too.' India has been badly hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections, and hospitals in several states are reeling under a shortage of vaccines, oxygen, drugs and equipment.

With a total of 2,59,551 fresh cases, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,60,31,991 while the death toll rose to 2,91,331 with 4,209 daily deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. PTI DSP RHL

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