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Shortage of RDT kits affects coronavirus test in Saptari


23 April 2020  

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SAPTARI: Shortage of rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits has affected the coronavirus test in Saptari district.

The district is now facing a shortage of RDT kit after a large number of people from Saptakoshi and Kanchanroop municipalities of the district underwent RDT.

Those who are in home quarantine have not been able to undergo coronavirus test in lack of RDT kits, according to the Health Office, Saptari. Chiefs of Health Office, and Gajendranarayan Singh Hospital demanded with Women and Children Social Justice Committee of State-2 to provide health supplies along with RDT kits.

Officiating chief at Health Office in Saptari, Duniya Lal Yadav, said out of 800 kits provided, only 60 kits are left.
Residents of Surunga municipality-11 of Saptari district have demanded to accelerate coronavirus test in their area after two out of 28 coronavirus infected people were found at Bhulke of Triyuga municipality-3 of Udayapur district were from their area, according to the Health Office.

The Health Office, Saptari, said there are still 127 people in quarantine set up by the local levels and 49 are in home quarantine and they have to undergo coronavirus test.

Supply Committee President in the ministry of State-2 Jainul Raien assured of directing the state government to install PCR machine and safety appliances.

A team comprising President Raien, President of Finance Committee, Manish Suman, State Assembly members—Sharada Thapa, Netra Bikram Sah, Pramila Kumari Yadav, Pramila Das, Manju Yadav, had inspected District Health Office, and Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital, Rajbiraj, and District Hospital.

Publish Date : 23 April 2020 20:03 PM

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