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 SPECIAL ARTICLE: COVID-19 SERIES
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-17

The importance of intra- and inter-institutional networks for capacity building in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction services: experience from an oncology centre in eastern India


1 Department of Laboratory Sciences, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Molecular Genetics and Lab Hematolology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Pediatric Oncology, Tata Translational Cancer Research Center, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
5 Department of Laboratory Medicine, JPNA Trauma Center, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
6 Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
7 Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Bhattacharya
Department of Microbiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata - 700 160, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_20_255

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High-throughput, accurate, cost-effective and rapid testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) is the need of the hour in face of the global coronavirus disease pandemic. This target is achievable, within a relatively short time through capacity building of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests by utilising the strengths of intra and inter institutional networks. These networks act as force multiplier for vital resources which are required for capacity building, namely, leadership, expertise, equipment, space, infection control inputs and human resources. In this article, we report the experience of capacity building for delivery of RT-PCR tests for SARS CoV-2 from a cancer hospital in Eastern India. The relevance, mode of operation and value addition of this essential public health service are discussed in the context of inter departmental collaboration and interaction with other institutes through the existing diagnostic, surveillance and infection control networks. This networking model for service development and delivery could be used by other centres.






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