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Suspects can go for PCR test on personal costs in Chitwan

18 August 2020  

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CHITWAN: People in Chitwan have now access to PCR tests for coronavirus infection on their own costs from Tuesday after the Chitwan Medical College got an approval for conducting the test.

Chief Executive Director of the College, Pratap Devkota, said that the tests of the hospital’s health workers and officials were initiated on the first day after it getting a nod from the authorities.

The hospital started testing public’s swab from Tuesday itself.

The preliminary result conducted here would be sent to Bharatpur Hospital COVID-19 Laboratory for the re-examination, according to Devkota adding that each test in the hospital will cost Rs 6,050.

The Hospital said swabs of around 400 individuals can be tested in six hours and the college has assigned eight technicians for the tests.

The College said Rs 54 million was spent to install the laboratory for the test of the coronavirus.

In Chitwan, the coronavirus infection was confirmed on the Armed Police Force personnel deployed in the rescue of the disaster.

The APF personnel of No. 3 Gadhimai Brigade mobilized for the rescue after the flooding were tested positive for the virus.

The virus was confirmed on 42 APF personnel as their sample swabs were sent for tests after eight personnel mobilized in rescue operations tested positive for the virus, Chief of Health Office Chitwan, Dipak Tiwari, said.

Publish Date : 18 August 2020 21:10 PM

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