With generic terms like ‘testing’ and ‘vaccination’ being exclusively used to talk about Covid, non-Covid diagnostic tests have acquired an intuitive new name—‘Novid’. Novid refers to all other diseases including chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer.

Coined by Mumbai-based Thyrocare Technologies—the largest largest Edelweiss Indian diagnostic sector Read more  diagnostic chain in terms of patients visited and sample collection centres across India—Novid tests seem to have an inversely proportional relationship with Covid tests.


Ruhi Kandhari

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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