KCR Urges Union Govt To Use CCMB Labs For COVID-19 Tests

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K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the 20th of March, appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB,) Hyderabad laboratories for coronavirus tests.

Mr. Rao informed about the CCMB labs of Hyderabad, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged them to make use of it for testing blood samples of patients to speed up the work.

Mr. Rao said, if CCMB, which is currently being used for life science research could be utilised as a resource during the Novel Coronavirus crisis.  If the Central Government agrees to use CCMB, at a time thousands of samples could go for testing.

The appeal to Mr. Modi was made during a video conference between Mr. Modi and Mr. Rao, on the 20th of March.

Beside suggesting the utilisation of CCMB, Mr. Rao briefed PM Modi about the measures taken in Telangana to prevent the spread of the virus.  Mr. Rao further spoke about the need for fast screenings of passenger traffic from foreign countries in metropolitan cities.

KCR also suggested screening of people at railway stations too, since a large number of people in the country travel by trains also.

Telangana CM KCR also informed PM Modi about the cancellation of festival celebrations.  Festivals like Sri Ram Navami, Jagne Ki Raat and celebrations attracting mass gatherings were cancelled.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is in full  swing to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus in the State.  The measures were taken in the wake of 19 positive COVID-19 cases and a health emergency in Karimnagar.

All schools, educational institutes, gym, swimming pools, malls, parks, clubs, pubs, restaurants and other such public places were closed till the 31st of March.