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Chitwan Medical College ready to hand over PCR Lab to govt

07 June 2020  

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CHITWAN: The Chitwan Medical College (CMC) has expressed its readiness to handover the PCR test lab it set up to the government for its effective function.

CMC President and Managing Director Prof Dr Harishchandra Neupane informed that they have sent a letter to the Ministry of Health and Population regarding this.

The lab, which has all the necessary equipment and seven trained health workers to conduct tests for COVID-19 better be run by the government, Dr Neupane said.

Trained health workers of the CMC had initially contributed in the Bharatpur COVID-19 Lab set up by the government.

He informed that two health workers were still working there.

The lab set up by CMC can conduct around 200 tests in a single day. If the government would operate it, test on the collected nasal and throat swabs could be conducted swiftly.

Likewise, Dr Neupane said that they were ready to provide space for the government to set up lab to test COVID-19.

Bharatpur COVID-19 has been conducting tests of the swabs collected from Makawanpur, Chitwan, Nawalpur and Kapilvastu.

As many as five to six COVID-19 suspected or infected persons have been visiting the COVID-19 clinic in the CMC.

Publish Date : 07 June 2020 22:53 PM

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