Budget carrier Spicejet’s healthcare arm Spicehealth has launched a mobile RT-PCR testing facility in Mumbai.
The airline has launched 3 mobile testing laboratories joining hands with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Testing at the labs, as informed by the Aditya Thackeray on twitter, will cost ₹499. He furhter said that the affordability added to the tests and scale would surely help us test more people.
The CM has also requested Ajay Singh, CEO of the airline, to expand these mobile labs across Maharashtra.
The mobile labs are accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and have been set-up at Bandra Kurla Complex, National Sports Club of India, Worli and NESCO, Goregaon.
Avani Singh, CEO, Spicehealth said:
“After making a significant contribution and helping scale up Covid testing in Delhi, Spicehealth is proud to partner with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and set-up mobile laboratories in Mumbai. At a time when Covid-19 was at an all-time high, we disrupted the RT-PCR testing space by offering tests in mobile laboratories at ₹499, as opposed to the then-existing rate of ₹2,400 in Delhi.
“Our mobile laboratories ensured scalability and our low price ensured affordability and our vigorous testing helped curb the spread of the virus. I am confident that Spicehealth will help scale up Covid testing in Mumbai and we hope to contribute to the State Government’s efforts in fighting this pandemic.”
As of now, Spicehealth has five mobile labs at government-designated locations in Delhi and Haryana, a testing facility at Manesar in addition to the genome sequencing facility at the Delhi airport.
The company is conducting around 20,000 RT-PCR tests per day.
Spicehealth ensures that the test results are made available within six hours from the time of sample collection as compared to the average 24-48 hours taken by others.