Kathmandu, (RSS): After all seven States 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 State 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 State 2 is beginning test in Janakpur, Sudurpaschim State in Dhangadhi, Karnali State in Surkhet and State 5 in 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 States, preparation is on to test as many as 1,000 in a day.
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