A Molecular Biology Laboratory has been commissioned at Military Hospital Jodhpur. The lab which has been authorised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) onduct both Rapid Antigen test and confirmatory RT-PCR test for diagnosis of COVID-19 disease.
Jodhpur Military Hospital has become the first zonal military hospital to have a molecular biological laboratory approved by Indian Council of Medical Research, Defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said. “The laboratory is yet another effort by the Indian Army to serve the nation and it will surely go a long way in ensuring the health and safety of its countrymen,” Col Ghosh said.
The lab was conceptualised under the guidance of Lt Gen Anil Puri, Konark Corps Commander. The laboratory has capability to conduct the much sought after confirmatory test for diagnosis of Covid-19 during the prevailing accelerated phase of pandemic.
Defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said this laboratory has opened the doors for research in the fields of virology, tumour pathology, haematological disorders and other infectious diseases and would be working in collaboration with other premier institutions like AIIMS Jodhpur, AFMC Pune and NIV Pune.