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Docs from Goa to undergo training for COVID-19 testing

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Indian Navy on Wednesday flew

a team of four doctors from Goa, who will undergo training for testing COVID-19 samples in Pune.

The team, led by Dr Savio Rodrigues, head of the microbiology department at Goa Medical College, will undergo training to set up a COVID-19 testing facility in Goa, the Navy said.

The Navy received the request on Tuesday, after which officials initiated necessary procedures and the aircraft took off for Pune on Wednesday morning.

The team has also taken some samples of suspected coronavirus patients to Pune for confirmation and it will return to Goa on March 27 after completion of the training, the Navy stated.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 16:24 IST