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COVID Vaccination is subject to supply of Vials by BBMP. The BBMP also has to depend on supplies from the Central Government. Hospitals do not have any control on availability of stock. Please cooperate with hospitals and BBMP, as we are working together to vaccinate as many eligible population as possible in the given conditions.

COVID Vaccination Centre @ RxDx Healthcare

COVID VACCINE CAMPS

Looking at the rising COVID cases in Bengaluru, healthcare service providers are being encouraged to ramp up the vaccine drive. The current priority group of 45 years and above includes those who are unable to travel to vaccination centres due to health or other issues.

Doorstep vaccination is a big step in covering the target group in large numbers. More people can receive vaccine in the comfort of their own residence or workplaces. All you need is a tie-up with a government-authorized COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC).

RxDx, your friendly neighbourhood healthcare chain has vaccinated over 10,000 beneficiaries through their CVCs across the 5 flagship facilities in Bengaluru. Our dedicated COVID Vaccine Team has started running onsite camps for workplaces as soon we received the nod. We are ready for the societies now.

You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 from any of the RxDx Healthcare branches

 

SUPPLY OF COVAXIN IS LIMITED

Please note that RxDx, just like other hospitals, can carry out Covaxin administration in a limited capacity only due to shortage of vaccine stock in Bengaluru.

 

How and When Hospitals get Stock from BBMP?

  • Hospitals are notified around 9:00 pm about next day’s stock availability
  • The following day, hospitals can collect the stock from vaccine collection points between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm depending on logistics
  • Fresh stock is issued only after submission of utilization report of the previous day. So, hospitals cannot collect anything in advance
  • These challenges are mainly due to shortage of stocks. We hope this situation will improve in few days and the supply will be smoother
  • If you have booked a slot for COVAXIN with RxDx Whitefield branch, we will keep notifying you as and when the vaccine is available
Request Form for on-the-spot COVID Vaccine Registration
(Preferably Mobile No.)
COVID Vaccination is subject to supply of Vials by BBMP. The BBMP also has to depend on supplies from the Central Government. Hospitals do not have any control on availability of stock. Please cooperate with hospitals and BBMP, as we are working together to vaccinate as many eligible population as possible in the given conditions.

Fill the online form to receive an alert once Covaxin stock is available in RxDx Whitefield. Your booking will be confirmed on a priority basis.

IMPORTANT: We can open COVAXIN vials only if 10 beneficiaries have been confirmed for one particular slot. This action will help curb any vaccine wastage.

SUPPLY OF COVISHIELD IS RELATIVELY BETTER

You may register or walk-in for COVISHIELD as per the Vaccination Schedule.
We request your support, patience, cooperation and understanding.

ELIGIBLE AGE GROUP

Government of India, vide its order D.O. No. 1940407/2020/Imm dated April 3, 2021, has revised its guidelines regarding eligibility for vaccination. As per the new guidelines:

Registration of Persons aged 45 years and above will be allowed

No new registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with immediate effect

From April 1, 2021, anybody above 45 years of age can get the COVID-19 vaccination. Accordingly, there will now be no need for a comorbidity certificate for citizens aged 45-59 years from 1st April 2021. The CoWIN Software is also being accordingly modified to do away with the need for confirmation of comorbidities at the time of online or on-the-spot registration or for uploading the comorbidity certificate at the time of vaccination.
The registration of 45 years and above on CoWIN would begin from 1st April 2021.

Please do adhere to COVID appropriate behaviour throughout the vaccination process and also continue to do so thereafter for the safety of the unimmunised population.

What’s unique about COVID vaccination at RxDx?

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Shots are administered by trained vaccinators

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Doctors are available for pre-and-post vaccination consultations, if needed

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Doctors are available for comorbidity assessment and certificate, if needed

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Exclusive areas have been created for smooth, seamless and quick turnaround

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Support is available for verification and on-the-spot registration

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Support is available for downloading the vaccination certificates

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Trained staff available for Vaccination counselling on the floor

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Our own cold chain logistics are maintained across all branches

RxDx has been rated high by beneficiaries who received their shots since beginning of inoculation in Bengaluru. Here are a few expression from the testimonials:

  • “Kind treatment”
  • “Smooth and Seamless”
  • “Didn’t even feel the jab”
  • “Quick”
  • “Helpful Staff”
  • “Feel honoured by your services”
  • “Efficient staff”
  • “Cleared doubts”
  • “Nurse was very nice”

2nd Dose Schedule

According to the latest GOI guidelines, the Optimal Dose Interval for the vaccines available in India right now are:

  • 4 – 6 weeks for Covaxin
  • 4 – 8 weeks for Covishield

Protection from the SARS-CoV-2 is maximised when the 2nd dose of Covishield is administered between 6 – 8 weeks intervals

Registration Process

Method 1 – Walk-in:

Adequate slots are available for Walk-in beneficiaries at RxDx. You may walk-in to any of our branches. Do check the branch –specific vaccination schedule before planning your visit.

Method 2 – Fill Online Form:

You can also book slots for vaccination by filling the Online Form on this page. Based on the date and time slot chose by you, you will receive a mail from us confirming your appointment.

Method 3 – WhatsApp: Simply WhatsApp your request to +91 901 996 1402 with following details:

  1. Full Name:
  2. Mobile Number:
  3. Email ID (if available)
  4. Preferred Date for Vaccination:
  5. Preferred Time for Vaccination:
  6. Preferred RxDx Branch:
  7. Number of Beneficiaries (Max 4):
  8. Any other information (Optional):

Method 4 – COWIN Portal: If you are registering via www.cowin.gov, then please follow this process

  1. Visit www.cowin.gov.in
  2. Enter your mobile number
  3. Enter the OTP (you will get OTP via SMS)
  4. Enter your demographic and Photo ID details
  5. Depending upon your requirement, you may add up to 4 members using one mobile number
  6. Select Schedule Now
  7. Select Schedule Appointment
  8. Check the Pin Code button to Select Vaccination Centre
For Whitefield Branch, type 560066 and press enter Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Whitefield S1 P3
For Siddapura branch, type 560066 and press enter Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Siddapura P3
For Kadugodi branch, type 560067 and press enter Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Kadugodi P3
For Bellandur branch, type 560103 and press enter Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Bellandur P3
For Malleswaram branch, type 560003 and press enter Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Samanvay
  • Choose your preferred date and time as per slot availability
  • Click Book to complete your registration Process

Method 5 – Aarogya Setu : You can also book your vaccination using your Aarogya Setu App

  1. Download the Aarogya Setu App from Play Store or App Store
  2. Complete the installation and registration process
  3. After installation, click on the Vaccination icon
  4. Follow the same process as described for www.cowin.gov.in Method 4 above

Time Table of COVID Vaccination Centre at RxDx Healthcare

S No.
Site Name
Days
COVISHIELD Time COVAXIN Time
Appointment Walk-in Appointment Walk-in
1 RxDx Whitefield Mon – Sat 9:30 am – 5:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2 RxDx Kadugodi Mon – Sat 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 RxDx Bellandur Mon – Sat 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Not Applicable Not Applicable
4 RxDx CHANDY, Siddapura Mon – Sat 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Not Applicable Not Applicable
5 RxDx SAMANVAY, Malleswaram Mon – Sat 9:30 am – 5:00 pm 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Not Applicable Not Applicable

What document do you need to submit for registration?

Age proof with photo identity (any one of these):

  • Aadhar Card
  • Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) – Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN
  • NPR smart card
  • Pension document with photograph

On the day of vaccination, please carry the Photo ID card specified at the time of registration.

Vaccination Certificate

Please verify your certificate before leaving the RxDx Covid Vaccination Centre. Speak with any RxDx Staff if you haven’t received the message for downloading your vaccination certificate.

Steps to download the Certificate without beneficiary ID:

  1. Go to: www.Cowin.gov.in
  2. Click on Register Yourself
  3. Update Registered Phone number
  4. Click on Get OTP
  5. Update OTP and click Verify
  6. Your details will appear
  7. Click on CERTIFICATE box to download certificate

Didn’t get the Vaccination Certificate?

While you are in the vaccination centre at RxDx, please CONTACT Mr Prasun Dutta, RxDx, 9886512567

    Or else, share the following details with us URGENTLY:

  • Name of the Beneficiary:
  • Date of Vaccination:
  • Mobile number (which was used for vaccination):
    Pls send above details via any ONE of these methods ONLY:

  • SMS/ WhatsApp to: 9886512567
  • Email to: prasun.dutta@rxdx.in

Update

The revision in dose interval is only meant for Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and not Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.

The updated dose interval has come up after the results of the recent Late-Stage US trials became available to the public.

AstraZeneca carried out a Late-stage human trial with 32,449 volunteers across all age groups above 18 years, in the US.

Symptomatic disease prevention: 79% Efficacy

Severe disease and hospitalisation prevention: 100% Efficacy

Among age group of 65 and above: 80% Overall Efficacy

No risk of blood clotting events in participants who had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

COVID 2.0, India

New case count:
925 in Bengaluru
1488 in Karnataka

Karnataka is stepping up the Vaccination Coverage to 3 Lakh per day and COVID Testing up to 1 lakh a day. Focus is on Bengaluru Urban which is currently contributing to 72% of the total positive cases in the state. 12 containment zones have been identified as of today.

12% of the new COVID cases are among patients who have travelled recently or attended some event or visited public places like shopping malls.

Phase 3 of the Vaccination Drive in India has commenced from March 1, 2021.

If you are above 45 years of age and have one of the conditions listed by government as COVID comorbidity, or you are above 60 years of age, you can self-register on the Co-WIN 2.0 app.

Onsite registration is available at government and empanelled private hospitals.

COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for roll-out in the country on 16th January 2021 and the states/UTs have already received vaccines for the same.

In this regard, a comparative factsheet for both the vaccines that will be used during the introduction have been prepared which contains information on vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, contraindications and minor AEFIs. A detailed note on contraindications and special precautions has also been prepared and is enclosed.

Source: Office of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, dated January 14, 2021

Know More

Indian vaccine candidates Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Oxford-Astrazeneca’s Covishield got the DCGI nod for restructured emergency use authorization.

Covishield is in phase 3 trials in India but global data show that this vaccine has an overall efficacy of 70.42%. Recommended doses: age group >18 years, 2 shots, 4-6 weeks apart, intramuscular. As per media reports, possible price in India: around ₹400.

Covaxin has just started phase 3 Clinical Trials and more data is required. Recommended doses: 2 shots, Day 0 and 28. As per media reports, possible price in India: less than ₹100.

Vaccination will be initially prioritised for beneficiaries like healthcare and other front-line workers. Clinical trials will continue. DCGI and other authorities will keep monitoring the new strain reported.

India has been conducting vaccine dry runs across several states to prepare for the actual drive. Drills include registration, verification, mock vaccination, and post-shot observations.

Safety

On COVISHIELD and clotting:

Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member and the co-chair of the government-constituted expert group on vaccination, assured, “We have no signal of concern in that regard.” So far, no causal link has been established and hence, Covishield vaccination is to “go on in full rigour”.

European Medicines Agency has announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not associated with an overall higher risk of clots and is safe and effective.

Health experts advise informing doctors and nurses about existing blood coagulation disorders to take precautions if needed before vaccine administration.

AstraZeneca, the collaborator of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, stated that only 37 out of 17 million vaccinations in the EU and UK reported blood clots. They also confirmed that the evidence of no increase in blood coagulation after vaccination was very reassuring.

With the rise of COVID cases in the city, ramping up the Testing and priority group vaccination to protect their vulnerability from disease severity are of paramount importance now.

Who has received COVID shots so far? Who’s next in line?

Two groups topping the priority list, healthcare and frontline workers, received 1.43 crore doses of Covishield and COVAXIN vaccines.

Next set comprises of elderly citizens (>60 years) and those falling in the age group of 45-59 with one or more of the comorbidities listed by the government.

What is the Priority Order of COVID Immunisation as per government guidelines?

Healthcare professionals (those who work in a healthcare setting)

Other frontline workers or first responders (paramedical staff, army, civil servants working in the city sanitisation, police, paramilitary, media, etc.)

Elderly citizens (above 60 years of age)

Those falling in the age group of 45-59 years and have one or more of the comorbidities listed out by the government

Who’s next?

Healthy adults

Teenagers

Children

Newborn (if applicable in the future)

Five principles guiding the vaccination drive


Technology-driven well-planned implementation


Existing healthcare services like national programmes and primary care will remain uncompromised 


Apply the strategies of elections and universal immunisation programme

Ensure participation of the general population

Strict adherence to scientific and regulatory norms and other SOPs

Race for COVID Vaccine in India

Currently, around 30 COVID Vaccine candidates are in various stages of development in our country.

Covishield and COVAXIN are already in use.

COVID Vaccines in India

COVAXIN

Inactivated Viral Vector

Bharat Biotech

Authorised for public vaccination

Covishield

Non-Replicating Viral Vector

Serum Institute of India (SII) + ICMR

Authorised for public vaccination

ZyCoV-D

Plasmid DNA vaccine

Zydus Cadila

Phase III ongoing

Sputnik V

Non-Replicating Viral Vector

Dr Reddys Laboratories Limited + Sputnik LLC

Phase II/III Adaptive CT ongoing

BECOV2 (A, B, C, D)

Protein Subunit

Biological E + US-based Dynavax + Baylor College of Medicine

Phase I/II ongoing

Covax

Protein Nanoparticle + Novavax’s proprietary Matrix-M adjuvant

SII + Novavax

Phase II/III approval received

HGCO19

mRNA (India’s first; can be stored at around 2 to 8˚ C)

Genova + HDT Biotech Company

Phase 1 ongoing

2019-nCoV vaccine 3mg (two dose schedule)

Live Weakened Recombinant Measles Virus Vector-Based

Zydus Cadila (Etna Biotech)

Phase I/II approval received

BBV154

Inactivated Adenovirus Nasal Spray Vaccine

Bharat BioTech + Washington University School of Medicine

Phase I approval received

UB-612

Multitope Peptide-based Vaccine

Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals + COVAXX

Submitted proposal for Phase II/III

Algorithm

Vaccines: What are they?

Not a treatment.

Vaccines follow the classic principle of “Prevention is better than cure.”

A vaccine is a natural or genetically engineered, weakened or inactive form of the pathogen itself. When transferred to the host body, it trains the immune system to fight the infection if contracted in future.

What are we looking for, in the highly anticipated novel Coronavirus vaccine?

  • Dosage
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Ease of Storage and Distribution
  • Mechanism of Action (MOA)
  • Cost
    Not necessarily in that order.

How does a vaccine work against viral infections?

Virus only replicates when it finds a living host. The vaccine stops that replication, hence spreading, as a result, either prevents sickness or reduces symptom severity from the infection. The pathogen dies eventually.

Steps of Vaccine Development

Vaccine development is a long, slow, sequential process, but the COVID crisis has forced our hands. Fastest developed vaccine was for mumps. It took 4 years. The phases of vaccine development:
  1. Preclinical phase

Testing out a potential vaccine in animals or laboratory environment

  1. Clinical phase

Phase I
Examine dosage, efficacy, safety, and possible side effects of candidate vaccine in a small group of people (30-50)

Phase II
Look for immunogenicity (does the vaccine elicit expected immune response?) besides safety and efficacy

Phase III
More advanced stage of testing the candidate vaccine’s safety and efficacy along with large scale monitoring of adverse events. Chances of approval are related to the risk benefit ratio.

Who approves vaccines for manufacturing?

Companies file Biological License Approval (BLA) requests with regulatory authorities like FDA (US), MHRA (UK), DCGI (India), TGA (Australia) with safety and efficacy data on vaccines and other pharmaceutical products.
The regulators keep up the scrutiny even after approval process is over, to ensure continued safety.

Safety recap

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Hygiene

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Distance

A round-up on the novel coronavirus vaccines

Most of the COVID vaccines are intramuscular shots, to be administered in two doses, at 21-28 days interval. FDA has voted in favour of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID stating that benefit outweighs risk in population 16 years of age and above. Pfizer is adding a warning in the labelling indicating that Appropriate medical treatment and supervision should be readily available in case of anaphylaxis. This happened due to a few severe allergic reactions reported in UK and USA. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was temporarily stalled when a case of neurological issue was reported in a woman which was reported to be possibly related to her pre-existing medical condition and not the vaccine.
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Vaccines mostly have low to mild effects, mostly commonly fatigue, muscle aches, mild fever, etc which is more about body’s response to the shot than the disease

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Those who have COVID infection should wait for complete recovery before getting the vaccine but there is no contraindication so far for patients who have had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection.

As we see a lot of contradiction regarding the concept of immunisation, doubt often creeps in our mind. Do we really need vaccines? Do they harm more than benefit us? Should I wait for my neighbour to try it out?
We need to remember that vaccines are the best way to prevent infectious diseases.

Remember small pox, remember polio, remember tetanus! Then, ask yourself, are vaccines good or bad for you.

Truly, nothing is risk-free in this world. The speed at which COVID has set the vaccine race, many find it concerning. However, technology of vaccine development is way more advanced compared to what we knew even a decade ago. Also, in today’s world, everything happens under the watchful eyes of the public, the government, regulatory authorities and the media. So, let’s set our worries aside and wait for our turn to get that preventive shot against the pandemic.

FAQs

on COVID-19 Vaccine

How do I register for the second dose?

You have to take an appointment for the 2nd dose vaccination. The Co-WIN system (www.cowin.gov.in) will help you book an appointment in a Vaccination Centre where the same vaccine is being administered as the vaccine type (COVAXIN or COVISHIELD) of the 1st dose. You may also use Aarogya Setu app.

When should I take the 2nd dose vaccination of COVISHIELD?

As per the latest scientific evidence, it is recommended to take the 2nd dose of COVISHIELD in the interval of 6 to 8 weeks from the date of 1st dose. You may choose the date of 2nd dose of COVISHIELD vaccine accordingly.

When should I take the 2nd dose vaccination of COVAXIN?

It is recommended that the 2nd dose of COVAXIN should be administered in the interval of 4 to 6 weeks from the date of 1st dose administration of COVAXIN.

Can I walk-in to RxDx for my 2nd dose?

Yes you surely can. But right now, like the other hospitals in Bengaluru, RxDx too is facing vaccine shortage. However, this problem is expected to get over soon. Please refer to the Times of India article link below:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/karnataka-to-receive-4-lakh-vaccine-doses-today-k-sudhakar/articleshow/81661664.cms

Will my 2nd dose appointment be automatically scheduled by Co-WIN system?

No. You have to take an appointment for the 2nd dose vaccination. The Co-WIN system will help you book an appointment in a Vaccination Centre where the same vaccine is being administered as the vaccine type (COVAXIN or COVISHIELD) of the 1st dose.
When will RxDx start vaccination in old age homes?
The central government has turned down Karnataka’s request to vaccinate senior citizens staying in old-age homes and long-term care centres, those in apartment complexes, and hard-to-reach villages. The Centre advised them to visit the nearest healthcare facilities for the shots. The reason is related to the concerns in terms of logistics and potential health risks of the elderly group associated with vaccine administration away from the recommended healthcare setting.
Will I receive a certificate after my vaccination?
After your shot (first and second, both), please request for a digital copy of your certificate.
What is the cost of vaccination at RxDx?
RxDx adheres to government capped price of ₹250 per shot per person.
Which Vaccine did we get at RxDx?
At present, RxDx is administering COVISHIELD. This is being supplied centrally by the BBMP authorities, Bengaluru.
Which vaccine will I get in 2nd dose?
You will receive a second dose of the same vaccine that was administered during your first dose.
Hearing about a shortage of vaccines. Is it true? Will I get my second Covishield shot?
The government has assured that our state will receive the allotted supply and there is no need to panic over stock availability.
Will RxDx give COVAXIN also?
Yes, RxDx will be giving COVAXIN also, as soon as it is made available to us by the Government Authorities.
Dr Guleria, Director, AIIMS sharing FAQs on COVID 19 vaccine rollout

Testimonials

What can we do better?

Not much. Everything was professionally handled.

A Madhav Rao

My experience was excellent & memorable. The entire staff right from receptionist, nurse, Doctor to helpers were excellent. They made me feel I belong to RxDx.
K P Giridhar

Super responsive staff.
Santosh Goel

Taken the vaccine at RxDx thus writing to send my feedback n to let the entire team know that the procedure was totally smooth very efficient n quick. Sending my heartfelt thanks to Sunita, Arjun n the entire RxDx team who are really doing a wonderful job. Congratulations! One n all
Sandra Maheshwari

I am senior citizen, and I have taken COVID vaccination in this hospital at white field. I have found this hospital clean and hygienic. All staff have a cordial behavior. In the end, I am giving a thumbs up for the services which your staff render. Very happy! Hope to live up to the same standard.
Fariha Fathima

At the outset I wish to thank you Dr Noah, for recommending RXDX, for taking our first dose of covid vaccination for my wife and I. I am extremely happy to inform you that the hospitality extended to us when we visited the hospital today was truly professional. I found that every staff right at the entrance till the nurse who administered the vaccine were so courteous and affable. Dr Vijaya was kind enough to expeditiously issue a medical certificate for my wife who has comorbidity. Those at the reception at the 1st floor and 3rd floor, those who verified our identity proof were all so helpful, efficient and well mannered. The nurse who gave us the injection was also very polite, experienced and friendly. We neither felt any pain nor realised that we have already been injected. While we were asked to take rest for 30 min, an elderly gentleman spoke motivating words to us while enquiring as to how we felt after the vaccination. It was truly a unique experience on our maiden visit to RXDX and I once again thank you for directing us to the right hospital.
Regards

Saju Alexander

Your services are really excellent. You replied my every mail. As a senior citizen, I feel honoured by your services. Keep it up. My best wishes.
Arun Kumar

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Plot No. 7G, Opp. Graphite India
Kundalahalli Main Road
Whitefield Bengaluru – 560 048
P: 901 409 1111
E: info@rxdx.in
Directions:

Site No 34/1 B, First Floor
Above Domino’s Pizza
Opposite Sai Baba Ashram
Kadugodi Bengaluru – 560 067
P: 901 409 1111
E: info@rxdx.in

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Bengaluru – 560103
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66/1, Miraya Rose,
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Bengaluru – 560066
P: 901 409 1111
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#29, 11th Main Road
Near Cluny Convent High School
Malleswaram
Bengaluru – 560 003
P: 901 409 1111
E: contact@rxdx.in
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