In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR yesterday said it has no objection to State Governments setting up convenient sample collection sites. However, the apex health research body said, its guidelines should be followed and the sample collection should be done using recommended Personal Protective Equipment, PPE.
In an advisory, the ICMR said, it has no objection to the adoption of establishing convenient sample collection sites, drives through centers for sample collection, etc. by the respective State Governments. These sites should be disinfected regularly as per recommended procedures and all biosafety and biosecurity precautions should be implemented, the advisory added. (AIR NEWS)