Chennai: In a bid to avoid delay in diagnosing diseases such as Dengue, Chickungunya and swine flu in the state, Tamil Nadu government would soon set up Molecular Virology Laboratories in Medical College Hospitals in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said laboratories would be set up in four medical college hospitals at a cost of Rs two crore each. "This scheme would be implemented rapidly in all medical college hospitals in the state," she said. King`s Institute in Chennai was the only lab to diagnose epidemics thorugh IgM, ELISA tests in the state, she said.
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