RUKUM (WEST), June 30: Chaurjahari Municipality here has purchased an RTPCR machine for conducting coronavirus tests. The municipality bought the machine on its own reasoning that it took a long time to receive reports of the swab sent to other districts such as Surkhet, Jumla and Dang for testing.
It was a long wait for those staying in quarantine to receive the result of the swab test for not having a PCR machine at local level. Even other accessories to set up the laboratory have been brought here.
Mayor Bishal Sharma informed that installation of PCR machine has begun. A team consisting of biometric engineer, doctors and laboratory employees from Karnali Institute of Health Science have been mobilized for the installation of the machine, he added.
The health workers and municipality staff would be employed at the laboratory. Mayor Sharma further informed that a team of experts was requested to provide training to the health works at local levels and demanded the lab technician for smooth operation of the laboratory.
It is believed that with the installation of the PCR machine and its operation, even the people from neighbouring Salyan, Jajarkot and Dolpa would be benefited with it.