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Rajindra Napit

Napit (Msc Biotechnology) is a research associate in CMDN and a part-time faculty at TU Central Department of Biotechnology

Can the new PCR kits purchased by the Army still be used? Yes!

Published On: June 29, 2020 09:58 AM NPT By: Rajindra Napit

Nepal has been under lockdown for more than three month now due to the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19. Nepal has taken lockdown as a major strategy to control pandemic due to lack of resources and test kits. The government of Nepal has been trying to get enough test kits required to control the pandemic from taking root in the country. As an effort to fulfill that demand, the government initiated procurement effort as well first via the Health Ministry directly through a contract that was awarded to Omni group and recently to Nepal army via government-to-government model. Both procurement done by the government has not been without controversies.