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Mapmygenome COVID testing lab opens at Hyderabad airport

The ICMR and NABL certified lab will operate 24/7 for passengers and airport personnel

Mapmygenome COVID testing lab has opened at GMR Hyderabad International Airport. Mapmygenome India has partnered with GMR Hyderabad International Airport for this venture. The ICMR and NABL certified lab will operate 24/7 for passengers and airport personnel. Passengers can avail the test at the immigration level or the forecourt of Interim International Departures Terminal. Oropharyngeal swabs will be used for sample collection for the RT-PCR based test. Results will be available in four to six hours via email and WhatsApp. A hardcopy of the report will also be available. A lounge has been created at the western extended plate of arrivals for the passengers who can wait to collect their report.

As more flights become operational, this test center can help in better management of the COVID situation in Hyderabad and Telangana, especially amidst fears of second wave of the infection.

SGK Kishore, ED – South and Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports said, “As countries around the world begin reopening their borders to travellers holding COVID negative test results, COVID Testing centres at airports will play a vital role in enabling resumption of air travel. We have partnered with Mapmygenome to launch this COVID testing centre at Hyderabad International Airport which will make it easier for passengers to gain access to highly accurate and widely accepted RT-PCR tests. We also appreciate the efforts taken by the Government of Telangana to flatten the COVID infection curve and restart economic activity in our state, which has helped to instil a sense of confidence in the public to start traveling again.”

Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome said, “The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad is one of the top airports in India, in terms of customer experience. Our COVID testing lab takes this to the next level. As a frequent traveller, I understand the importance of the lab in airport premises. Harnessing the experience gained from being the first private lab to offer COVID testing in Telangana, we now offer a team of experts to make your journey hassle free.”

The testing facility was inaugurated by Telangana State Health Minister Etela Rajender and Lok Sabha MP Dr. Ranjith Reddy.

 

 

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