Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
Health & Family Welfare Department
Office of Spl.Secretary(H&FW)
9th Level, A-Wing, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi-110 002
F.No.52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/1618/182 Dated: 09/03/2020
SUBJECT – Initiation of sample collection from COVID-19 suspect cases and contacts in 25 designated hospitals
It has been decided in the Second meeting of State Task Force (STF) held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister, GNCTD, on 8th March 2020 at 11:30 AM to review the current situation for the containment of COVID-19 in Delhi, that all the 25 hospitals designated for COVID-19 may be authorized to initiate collection of samples from COVID-19 suspect cases and contracts. Microbiologists of all these designated hospitals will be trained by National Centre for Disease Control for sample collection, packaging, transportation etc.
The guidelines for SPECIMEN COLLECTION, PACKAGING AND TRANSPORT FOR COVID-19 & PATIENT PERFORMA FOR COVID-19 TESTING is attached herewith.
All MSs/Directors of the concerned designated hospitals are hereby directed to make requisite arrangements for the initiation of sample collection and sh. e Daily report with IDSP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(S. M. Ali)
Designated 25 hospitals for COVID-19 (as per list enclosed)
Encl: As above.
Copy for information to:-
- OSD to MOH, Delhi
- DGHS, Delhi
- Director, NCDC
- OSD to CS, Delhi
- PA to Secretary(H&FW)
(S. M. Ali)
PDF link containing the list of Designated Hospitals, Patient Proforma, and Guidelines :