With PCR machine at hand, Western Regional Hospital to test COVID-19

Published On: March 31, 2020 01:57 PM NPT By: RSS

POKHARA, March 31: Finally, PCR Machine that confirms whether or not an individual has COVID-19 has arrived in Pokhara this morning.

A helicopter landed on the premises of the Western Regional Hospital (Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences) this morning by carrying PCR Machine for the specimen tests.

After the arrival of the equipment, officials of the Gandaki State Government and Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences agreed to place to the machines at the laboratory building of the Academy for the test of COVID-19, Director of State Directorate Dr. Binod Bindu Sharma said. Earlier, the officials were divided over the site for lack of preparedness and coordination.

With the availability of testing kits, chemicals and experts, the test of the suspected patients from Gandaki State has now become easy.

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