Gurugram, May 21, 2021: Continuing with its efforts to ramp up testing to curb the spread of Covid-19, SpiceHealth has launched its first mobile testing laboratory in Aurangabad for conducting Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests.

Aurangabad, like the rest of the country, has been battling with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. With new additions each day, the total caseload in the city has surged past 1.38 lakh.

SpiceHealth, a healthcare company launched by the promoters of SpiceJet, has emerged as the fastest growing diagnostic lab in the country having conducted more than 2.5 million RT-PCR tests since its launch in November 2020. All SpiceHealth laboratories are accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and Indian Council of Medical Research and each lab can conduct 3,000 tests per day.

Avani Singh, CEO, SpiceHealth said, “Aurangabad is the third city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Nagpur where SpiceHealth has set up its RT-PCR mobile testing laboratory. We will soon have one in Nashik too. In addition to the quick deployment of vaccines, it remains equally imperative that we continue large-scale testing to quickly identify, isolate and treat those infected and beat the second wave of the pandemic. SpiceHealth is working relentlessly to expand its reach into the most affected areas of the country and help India fight the disease as quickly as possible.”

Last month, SpiceHealth mobilised a mobile testing laboratory to Nagpur on an urgent basis for conducting RT-PCR tests. SpiceHealth’s Nagpur testing laboratory was inaugurated by Union Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari and Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. SpiceHealth is also supplying oxygen concentrators to the Maharashtra government and has supplied its SpiceOxy ventilators to cities like Nagpur.

SpiceHealth has been actively involved in the country’s fight against Covid-19 and has been working closely with multiple state governments and hospitals to beef up the supply of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, pulse oximeters, BiPAPs and other medical devices. It has imported more than 2000 oxygen concentrators for emergency use and distribution across India.

In November 2020, SpiceHealth disrupted the RT-PCR testing space by offering tests at Rs. 499 only as opposed to the then existing rate of Rs. 2400 in Delhi. In another path-breaking initiative, test results were made available within six hours as compared to the existing 24-48 hour time frame. SpiceHealth was also the first to introduce the innovative concept of mobile testing laboratories that could be placed in remote areas, in containment zones, in villages where access to hospitals and medical facilities was and remains a challenge.

SpiceHealth’s first mobile testing facility in Delhi was inaugurated by Sh. Amit Shah, Hon’ble Union Home Minister and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare.

In January 2021, SpiceHealth launched a first-of-its-kind genome sequencing laboratory at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to help in identifying and containing the new mutant variants of Covid-19 virus unwittingly carried by passengers travelling from other countries.

SpiceHealth had set-up mobile laboratories and testing facilities across Haridwar and at five locations along the border of Uttarakhand for pilgrims visiting the Kumbh Mela as part of a MoU with the state government.

SpiceHealth, in association with the Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL), in March has set up its mobile testing laboratories in Kasaragod, Palakkad & Thrissur for conducting RT-PCR tests.

Earlier, SpiceHealth had launched SpiceOxy – a compact, portable, non-invasive ventilation device, which is an effective solution for patients with mild to moderate breathing issues and had also introduced fingertip pulse oximeter, a handy device making it easier for people to measure the oxygen level of the blood.