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Samples outnumber Covid-19 testing capacity in Dhangadhi lab

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Samples outnumber Covid-19 testing capacity in Dhangadhi lab
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DHANGADHI: Throat swab specimen collected from numerous individuals from numerous districts in Sudurpashchim Province are piling up because the samples outnumber the testing capability of the province’s solely laboratory.

As many as 1,642 samples collected from across the districts until Sunday, await testing within the Dhangadhi based mostly laboratory, knowledgeable Doti’s District Health Directorate. The directorate additional mentioned that the collected samples are at present saved in a freezer to safe their testable high quality.

However, in line with specialists, samples have to be examined inside 72 hours from the time of assortment with a purpose to obtain correct outcomes.

Earlier, the directorate had suspended pattern assortment for 5 days on account of related issues – the specimen have been piling up whereas the lab might check solely a specified quantity per day, thus resulting in a hoard of pending collected samples.

The laboratory specified for COVID-19 assessments within the province has been constructed at what was Veterinary Laboratory Livestock Disease Investigation Laboratory in Dhangadhi. It has a capability of testing not less than 250 samples a day with one RT-PCR machine at it’s disposal.

The Provincial authorities had lately introduced that the Sudurpashchim would increase the variety of labs offering Covid-19 check companies at Doti, Dhangadhi and Baitadi. However, not even the method of procuring required machines to ascertain the labs has begun but.


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