DBT-CDFD started testing of COVID-19 samples from Telangana State on 18th April 2020, after due approval from DBT and ICMR.
DBT-CDFD Scientists Dr. Ashwin Dalal, Dr. Murali Dharan Bashyam, Dr. Rashna Bhandari and Dr. Harinarayanan are co-ordinating and providing much needed leadership in this effort. Thanks to all CDFD volunteers who have made this effort possible.
Thanks to Telangana State officials for their support to initiate the testing activity at CDFD.
Govt. of Telangana Memo No. 699/D/2020-32 dtd 18.04.2020 regarding Management of COVID-19 Test Centres.
The efforts of Govt. of Telangana to the development of nine virology labs in five months including DBT-CDFD as one amongst them.