Corona virus: National helpline, email ID and testing sites in India

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 5066 samples have been tested in India for SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVDI-19) as of March 9. There are 43 confirmed cases of COVID 19 across India, of which 27 are Indian nationals while 16 patients belong to other countries. The government has stepped out efforts to spread awareness about the disease and have even started a dedicated helpline number and announced 52 testing sites for SARS-CoV-2 across the country.

Corona Helpline – India

The helpline number dedicated to information and medical help about coronavirus disease in India is +91-11-23978046.

The helpline email ID for coronavirus in India is [email protected]

All necessary information about coronavirus can be found at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website (

State-wise details of testing centres for Corona in India

Andhra Pradesh: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati; Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam; GMC, Anantapur

Andaman and Nicobar: Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair

Assam: Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati; Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh

Bihar: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

Chandigarh: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh: All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur

Delhi-NCT: All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi; National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi

Gujarat: BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad; M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar

Haryana: Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak; BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat

Himachal Pradesh: Indira Gandhi Medical College, ShimlA; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda

Jammu and Kashmir: Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar; Government Medical College, Jammu

Jharkhand: MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur

Karnataka: Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore; National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore; Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore; Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan; Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga.

Kerala: National Institute of Virology Field Unit; Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram; Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode.

Madhya Pradesh: All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal; National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur

Meghalaya: NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong.

Maharashtra: Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur; Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai.

Manipur: J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East.

Odisha: Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar.

Puducherry: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry.

Punjab: Government Medical College, Patiala; Government Medical College, Amritsar.

Rajasthan: Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur; Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur; Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan; SP Med. College, Bikaner.

Tamil Nadu: King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai; Government Medical College, Theni

Tripura: Government Medical College, Agartala

Telangana: Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad

Uttar Pradesh: King’s George Medical University, Lucknow; Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh

Uttarakhand: Government Medical College, Haldwani

West Bengal: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata; IPGMER, Kolkata

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