What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus (SARS CoV-2). The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or a rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but only have very mild symptoms.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing hospital treatment. Around 1 out of every 5 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness. However, anyone can be affected by COVID-19 and become seriously ill. People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, chest pain/pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical attention immediately.
Our Response To Covid-19
As the nation battles a pandemic that has reached massive proportions, we at AZA Diagnostic Centre stand in solidarity with our country and people during these difficult times. AZA Diagnostic Centre is Malabar’s first NABL-accredited standalone lab for COVID-19 testing in Real-Time PCR category (listed by ICMR). Fighting at the forefront in the war against COVID-19, our dedicated team are working 24/7 to ensure not just the accuracy of diagnostic reports but also quicker turnaround times. By taking all the necessary safeguards to protect our staff, we can surefootedly stand with local government bodies and healthcare workers in the fight against Coronavirus.
*All sample collection will be done strictly as per state government and ICMR guidelines.
*Timings may vary depending on pick-up and travel restrictions.
*Doctor’s signed prescription and Government ID (Aadhar or Passport) is mandatory.