Rajasthan Government makes it mandatory to submit AADHAR card number for Covid-19 testing

Jaipur: Rajasthan Health department has recently issued few fresh guidelines for Covid-19 testing that are to be followed amid this pandemic.

As per the new guidelines, it has now become mandatory to submit Aadhar Card number in the RT-PCR App for the person being tested for coronavirus. 

In conditions wherein the person undergoing testing does not have an Aadhar card like small children, then in that case on will have to submit the Aadhar card number of older family members.

The Rajasthan government announced its capacity to conduct more than 40,000 Covid-19 tests daily, as against the current capacity of testing which is 25,000 tests per day.

“Our test capacity has increased from zero to 25,150. He said that after the arrival of Cobas-8800 machines in the coming days, our test capacity will be about 40,000,” Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday.

According to the new guidelines, it is mandatory for testing labs to provide the result of the coronavirus tests within 24 hours.

As per the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, there are a total of 34,178 COVID-19 cases currently in Rajasthan including 9,029 active cases, 24,547 cured/discharged/migrated and 602 deaths till date.