Sanghi Medical Centre is approved for COVID-19 testing by ICMR – Government of India
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Backed by over 35 years of medical expertise, state-of-art equipment and trained personnel, Sanghi Medical Centre has been approved by the ICMR, Government of India for collection of samples, testing & diagnosis of COVID-19 suspects.
RT-PCR testing for COVID-19 can only happen with a valid prescription by a medical doctor. The samples can be collected both through a drive-in facility and through home collection. At Sanghi Medical Centre, we adhere to all the necessary safety protocols and only operate through trained personnel ensuring safe and hygienic sample collection. All phlebotomists are equipped with PPE kits.
Sample Type – Nasal and Throat Swab
Documents to be shared before getting a COVID-19 test
Commonly Asked Questions:
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the latest corona virus which was first noticed in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It is a highly contagious disease that can spread by touch or through respiratory droplets released by an infected person.
The most commonly occurring COVID-19 symptoms are fever, fatigue and dry cough. In some cases, patients experience aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, throat soreness and even diarrhea. In advanced cases of infection, patients might experience difficulty in breathing too. However, in a majority of the infected persons, there are mild to no symptoms.
Not everyone needs to get tested. However, if you are experiencing the COVID-19 symptoms and your doctor recommends you to undergo a test, you should book one for yourself. Alternatively, you should call the state or central government’s helpline numbers and report your condition to them.
If you experience persistent symptoms, you should call the central or state government helpline or the helpline numbers of the COVID-19 designated hospitals. If the doctors/helpline staff has reason to believe that you need to be tested, they will prescribe a test which can be booked online at any of the government/private labs accredited to carry out such testing.
The COVID-19 test costs INR 800/- at the centre & 1200 for home collection.
There could either be a positive or a negative report. In case of a positive report, the consulting doctor would advise you to remain in isolation and monitor your condition. In about 80% of the cases, patients don’t require hospitalization. However, you should go for supportive therapies as conducted by the doctors and follow the protocols. If your report is negative then it means you don’t have COVID-19. A few days of isolation and monitoring are likely to be the possible recourse.
The time taken in report generation depends on whether someone has opted for a PCR test or a rapid antibody test. The reports are usually sent digitally to the doctors directly.
Best practices to prevent the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
Leave your face alone
Don’t touch your nose, mouth or eyes to the extent possible and definitely avoid touching your face before disinfecting your hands either by washing them thoroughly with soap or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Sanitation and personal hygiene
These are the most important tools in our fight against Coronavirus. Regularly use disinfectants to thoroughly sanitize your home, workspace, gadgets, and body from any microbial presence.
Stay at home if unwell
In case you have flu symptoms or suffer from dry cough, fever, etc, speak to your doctor and get a COVID-19 test if needed. Do not step out and stay at home until recovered completely.
Avoid any public places where you are unable to maintain a distance of 6 feet from strangers with symptoms of flu or fever. Events and large public gatherings should be avoided.
When and how to wear a mask
Wear a mask at all times when outside. If you are suffering from flu, fever, or are living with someone who is COVID-19 positive, then wear a mask even at home. The mask should be worn in a way that it completely prevents inhaling of unfiltered air by covering your mouth and nose effectively.
Wash your hands frequently:
Coronavirus can spread by touch. Hence, it is crucial to use alcohol-based sanitizers, soaps to wash your hands several times a day especially before eating food, coming home from outdoors, or having touched anything in public places. You should wait for at least 2 minutes and up to 10 minutes after sanitizing your hands before touching your face.
Traditional Namaste or salaam is the best greeting in these times. From rulers of the world’s most powerful nations to the commoners, everybody is advised to avoid handshakes with outsiders as it is likely to put you at risk of infection.