With COVID-19 spreading rapidly, we need to be careful with ourselves and the people around us. While there is no reason to panic, we should be prepared with all the information at hand in case we need it. One of the main things to know is the nearest COVID-19 testing centres and who to call if you think you or someone you know is showing symptoms.
There are two central helplines, as notified by the government. Call 1075 or +91-11-23978046 if you need to get in touch. You can also email your information to email@example.com.
Here are a few helpline numbers for different states and cities across India:
Uttar Pradesh: 18001805145
West Bengal: 3323412600
Tamil Nadu: 044-29510500
Andhra Pradesh: 0866-2410978
Bihar, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Uttarakhand: 104
Several hospitals in various cities have been converted into COVID-19 testing centres. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has also notified private labs for COVID-19 testing to make tests more readily available.
Here are the COVID-19 testing centres in your area:
Assam: Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati and Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, Silchar Medical College, Silchar, and Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat
Ahmedabad: BJ Medical College
Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Chandigarh: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Chennai: King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research
Hyderabad: Osmania Medical College
Patna: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences
Raipur: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Bangalore: Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute and National Institute of Virology Field Unit
Mumbai: Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases and NIV Mumbai Unit
Srinagar: Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and Government Medical College
Jammu: Government Medical College
Lucknow: King’s George Medical University
Kolkata: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases and IPGMER
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