The advent of coronavirus has been particularly devastating for metropolitan cities and Tier-II cities where the population has more chances of being in community. Being a community transmission epidemic, it has resulted in high numbers of COVID positive cases across India. The state of Andhra Pradesh has already accounted for more than 6,000 COVID 19 cases with the majority being from Vijayawada. If you’re from Vijayawada or planning to travel there currently then you must know the places that conduct a covid test in Vijayawada.
Currently, the government of Andhra Pradesh has issued certain guidelines and had approved a host of private as well as government centres that are allowed to conduct COVID 19 tests on patients. There is also a highly efficient mobile testing facility in place in Vijayawada initiated by the government of Andhra Pradesh. There is also a doorstep testing service in the city started by Apollo Diagnostics to give you the facility to get yourself tested for COVID-19 from the convenience of your residence. There are mobile testing buses with the necessary testing kits and medical professionals who can come down to a certain area and conduct the coronavirus test in masses for quicker action.
In addition to the above-mentioned initiatives, the government has also directed the individual district administration to set up sample collection Kiosks in the city of Vijayawada where you can go and undertake a covid test voluntarily. The testing methodologies that are being implemented in masses are the RT-PCR method, TrueNat and CLIAmachines to confirm corona positive cases. There are testing kiosks in major area hospitals in Machilipatnam, Gudivada, Jaggaiahpet, Nandigama, and Nuzvid. However, you need to have clear symptoms, or have a recent travel history to a covid affected country or have a close family member tested covid positive to be eligible for a test.
It is estimated that almost 40 % of the population of Vijayawada has contacted the coronavirus with most affected persons not knowing the same. As per a study conducted by the Krishna district collector’s office, out of the 3,750 samples collected from across the city, 40 % had tested positive. The deaths in comparison are relatively low with Krishna district having the highest number closely followed by Vijayawada.
- Testing centres in Vijayawada for coronavirus are:
- Kamineni Hospitals
- Siddhartha Medical College
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences
- Apollo Diagnostics
- Manipal Hospital, Vijayawada
- Viral Research Centre
- Dr Pinnamaneni Institute of Medical Sciences
- Gudivada Government Hospital
- Guntur Medical College