Practo Starts Online Booking for COVID-19 Test
Bengaluru-based Practo has partnered with Thyrocare to perform the COVID-19 test across the country. Now the company has also started taking online bookings from those who are interesting in getting their COVID-19 test done.
Thyrocare has been authorized by the government of India and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for doing the COVID-19 test.
The test costs Rs. 4500 and can be booked online at Practo.com/covid-test and Covid.thyrocare.com/. After the booking, a certified phlebotomist will collect the samples from the patients and results will be posted online on the Practo website within 48 hours.
You can only book the test if you have a prescription and duly filed Form 44 signed by a practicing General Physician. If you do not have these, you can consult a doctor to get these documents.
For now, the service is available in Mumbai but will soon be expanded to the rest of the country.
Dr. Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Health Strategy Officer, Practo, said, “Widespread testing is critical to track the scale and prevent the transmission of COVID-19. To ensure that anyone who experiences the symptoms of the infection can get tested, the government is constantly working on expanding the list of labs and centers. We’ve partnered with Thyrocare to ensure that access to these tests is not an issue. We will continue to work closely with the authorities to identify more such areas where Practo can solve for accessibility – be it for doctor consultations, testing or medicine delivery. We stand firmly committed to our vision of making quality healthcare accessible to all Indians, esp. in difficult times such as these.”
Source: Practo Blog