[Formerly Known as National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD)]
Directorate General of Health Services
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
22, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110054  


19 March, 2020 

Dear Sir, 


                       It has been observed samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing are being sent from following Hospitals/Institutes to NCDC, Delhi: 


  1. Rajiv Gandhi Super speciality Hospital
  2. Lok Nayak Hospital 
  3. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital 
  4. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital 
  5. Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital 
  6. Janakpuri Superspecialty Hospital 
  7. Lady Hardin, Medical College & Hospital 


           Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi, and Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), VRDLs recognized by ICMR are dedicated Institutes for testing of SARS.CoV-2 for above Hospitals. Therefore, you are requested to send the samples of the above mentioned Institutes to LHMC, Delhi and ILBS also from today onwards, as their in heavy load of samples at NCDC and results are getting unduly delayed. 


With regards,


Yours sincerely, 


(Sujeet K Singh)



Dr. Nutan Mundeja 


Directorate of Health Services 

Govt. of NCT of Delhi 



cc: for ensuring compliance regarding the above said matter 


  1. Dr. Abha Rani, State Surveillance Officer, Government of Delhi 


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