COVID-19 testing station to be established in Bhairahawa
Kathmandu - The government is all set to establish a state-level laboratory to carry out test for COVID-19 infection. The National Public Health Laboratory has assigned required number of experts for the establishment of labs in all seven states. A group of experts comprising Bishnu Rayamajhi, Ram Bahadur Khadka and Khemdhoj Karki has been designated to devise the lab in state 5. The government was preparing to set up the lab on the premises of Wheat Research Centre at Bhairahawa in state 5. Chief of the Health Department under the Social Development Ministry, Dr Uma Shankar Chaudhary, said, “Necessary process for the construction of the lab was underway and we will install the machine soon after receiving it.” They will start delivering service from three experts for the time being and full-fledged human resources would be arranged in keeping with inflow of patients infected with COVID-19, he added. The government has been making preparation to carry out test for coronavirus infection from all seven states.