Bir hospital starts COVID-19 tests
Kathmandu, April 10
Bir Hospital began conducting novel coronavirus checks right now. Of all of the samples collected right now, 4 samples are being examined within the laboratory of Bir Hospital.
The hospital has began testing the samples utilizing actual time polymerase chain response (RT- PCR) machine.
According to the hospital a complete of 60 samples might be examined in two cycles per day. The hospital presently has reagent mandatory for testing 400 samples.
The hospital presently has deployed a technician for conducting the checks. “Two of our technicians have been deployed in different areas for coaching the laboratory technicians. As there are only a few samples, we’re deploying a single staffer in the intervening time.
But if there may be a lot of samples, we might have further manpower,” stated Dr Kedar Century, director Bir Hospital.
The hospital has additionally deliberate to check larger variety of samples from Sunday.
Also, it has deliberate to check samples dropped at National Public Health Laboratory.
“If required we might be taking samples from National Public Health Laboratory for conducting the checks,” stated Dr Century.
World Health Organisation’s message for international locations attempting to comprise the coronavirus unfold was: ‘take a look at, take a look at, take a look at’.
It has advised international locations to check each suspected case.
“If they take a look at optimistic, isolate them and discover out who they’ve been in shut contact with two days earlier than they developed signs, and take a look at these folks too,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had stated on March 16.
Earlier, the federal government had directed the hospital to begin conducting COV- ID-19 checks and it had additionally directed the National Public Health Laboratory to facilitate the hospital on this regard.
A complete of three,525 samples have been examined until now. Of which three,516 samples have been examined destructive.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 11, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.
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