COVID-19 sample tests begin from all seven Provinces

Published On: April 1, 2020 06:30 PM NPT By: RSS

Kathmandu, April 1 (RSS): After all seven Provinces got the PCR machines for the test on Tuesday, they have begun testing COVID-19 samples.

The BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) had however begun the test since Monday. Recently, BPKIHS is testing 12 samples of COVID-19, said Vice-Chancellor Guru Khanal. Preparation is on to test further, he added.

Similarly, Director at Gandaki Province Health Secretariat, Binod Bindu Sharma, informed they tested three swabs and two were found negative for COVID-19. The result of one another was awaited.

Preparations are on that Province 2 is beginning test at Janakpur, Sudurpaschim State at Dhangadhi, Karnali Province at Surkhet and Province 5 at Butwal from this evening, according to Pushparaj Khanal from COVID-19 laboratory management committee.

All accessories with portal PCR machines had been taken to respective places. The Ministry of Health and Population has already mobilized the necessary human resource for the operation of the laboratory.

According to the committee's Khanal, although only 12 samples are tested in a day, with the up-gradation of the laboratory in all seven Provinces, preparation is on to test as many as 1,000 in a day.

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