Tripura develops risk-free mobile van for Covid-19 testing
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb gave information aboutthe van which he said will also cut down Personal ProtectiveEquipment (PPE) wastage.
The three-wheeler van can negotiate through the narrowlanes and facilitate easy sample collection from the entirecommunity, the chief minister wrote in his facebook post.AMC Commissioner Dr Sailesh Kumar Yadav said, kioskis placed on the van for carrying rapid random communitytesting.
The testing van is first-of-its kind in thenortheastern region, a top AMC official claimed.The chief minister wrote in his Facebook page,"Nowpatients wouldnt need to go to hospitals to provide samples.Besides, it will help in conducting a large number of tests inshort period of time.
On the inaugural day on Monday, the mobile testingunit collected swabs from doctors and paramedics underquarantine,who had earlier treated COVID-19 patients in thehospital, West Tripura district health surveillance officerDr. Sangeeta Chakraborty said.From Tuesday, it has been deployed for general publicand the van collected swab samples of people in MaharajganjBazaar and other prominent markets of the capital city, ChiefMedical Officer (CMO) of West Tripura district Debasish Dassaid.The Northeastern state of Tripura does not have anyCovid patient now. But, the state continues to be on guardagainst the deadly virus.
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