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Swab collection halted in Jajarkot

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Swab collection halted in Jajarkot
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Jajarkot, June 8

More than 2,300 folks coming from India have been saved in numerous quarantine amenities of Jajarkot, however swab samples of solely 749 have been collected and despatched to Surkhet for COVID-19 check. Of this quantity, 448 individuals are nonetheless ready for his or her studies.

Reports of 300 folks have are available in. Of them, 4 individuals, together with one police officer from Barekot Rural Municipality, examined constructive for the respiratory contagion.

It has already been ten days since swab samples have been despatched from Chhedagad Municipality, Bheri Municipality and Shivalaya Rural Municipality to Surkhet for check. Delay in getting lab exams has made it tough to resolve how lengthy the folks should keep in quarantine.

Though the federal government had set the coverage of conducting PCR check on all of the folks coming from India initially, the federal government now says it’s not essential for everybody coming from overseas to bear the PCR check.

Swab assortment was stopped after labs in Jumla and Surkhet couldn’t deal with the hovering variety of COVID instances in Karnali.

According to Jajarkot Health Service Office Chief Dr Sunil Pun, swab assortment stopped after a directive from the centre to maintain returnees from India in quarantine for 14 days, and ship them residence after conducting fast diagnostic exams. The directive additionally mentioned that PCR check would solely be performed in the event that they examined constructive within the RDT, mentioned Dr Pun.

Dr Pun mentioned that swab assortment was halted as it could take a very long time for the check outcomes to come back as a result of much less variety of PCR machines and excessive variety of swab samples for the check.

A complete of two,617 folks coming from India and different nations have been saved in 35 quarantine amenities of seven native ranges in Jajarkot at current, mentioned DSP Kishor Kumar Shrestha on the District Police Office, Jajarkot.

Bheri Municipality had despatched 137 individuals quarantined in Bheri Gyanodaya Campus residence yesterday.

There have been 300 individuals within the quarantine facility arrange in Bheri Gyanodaya Campus. Swab samples of 749 folks have been collected to date within the district. Of them, studies of 448 have come out. Similarly, 500 have undergone fast diagnostic check.

Four individuals, together with one feminine and one police officer, have examined constructive for the virus in Jajarkot to date.

Civil Society member Rajendra Bikram Shah mentioned the federal government resolution to cease swab assortment for PCR check had created worry among the many folks within the district. “The authorities is placing public well being in danger by stopping swab assortment for PCR check,” Shah added.


A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 9, 2020, of The Himalayan Time


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