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COVID test: Question mark over efficacy of labs outside capital

COVID test: Question mark over efficacy of labs outside capital


Dhangadi, April 16

The efficacy of the newly setup labs at COVID-dedicated well being amenities outdoors Kathmandu has come beneath cloud as constructive outcomes of the polymerase chain response exams have to be reconfirmed by the central lab in Kathmandu.

Two youths from West Rukum, who just lately had returned from India, examined constructive for COVID-19 at Seti Provincial Hospital Dhangadi yesterday, utilizing PCR methodology. But, Karnali Provincial Hospital was requested to remember their samples to reconfirm the leads to Kathmandu.

With imposition of the lockdown, throat and nasal swabs of 39 individuals had been despatched for PCR take a look at to Dhangadi. Of the 39 samples, two examined constructive yesterday. Karnali Minister of Social Development Dal Rawal confirmed that contemporary samples of the duo had been despatched to the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu for affirmation at the moment.

Youths who examined constructive for the novel coronavirus have been put in isolation  at Chaurhajari Community Hospital in Rukum.

This just isn’t the primary time {that a} lab outdoors Kathmandu has needed to ship samples of a COVID-positive affected person to NPHL for reconfirmation. On April 3, the swab of a person who had returned from India examined constructive for COVID–19 utilizing PCR methodology on the Gandaki Provincial Hospital in Pokhara. But, the swab examined damaging on the NPHL two days later.

Officials on the Ministry of Health and Population stated they needed to reconfirm the exams as they may not fully depend on the newly established lab in Pokhara.

Khem Bahadur Karki, well being adviser to Minister of Health and Population, instructed THT that laboratories had been following customary protocol by sending COVID-positive outcomes to NPHL, which is the reference laboratory.

When new laboratories are arrange, it’s customary apply to reconfirm constructive outcomes by the reference laboratory for just a few months, added Karki. He stated borderline outcomes additionally required to be reconfirmed. Karki stated competence of well being professionals testing samples in laboratories outdoors Kathmandu may be the rationale why the federal government was attempting to reconfirm

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