Odisha to set up Covid-19 testing lab at VIMSAR

VIMSAR has sent a feasibility report to the government for the establishment of a testing laboratory. The laboratory will come up in the microbiology department of the hospital.
Akarsh Phanindra

Updated: Mar 26,2020 05:56:10 pm

Odisha to set up Covid-19 testing lab at VIMSAR

26 March 2020 Current Affairs:The Odisha State government is planning to set up a COVID-19 testing laboratory at a hospital in order to ease the burden as the state has only one facility at Bhubaneswar. The state government planning to set up a Biosafety Levels 2 (BSL-2) laboratory at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR).

Highlights:
♦ Currently, VIMSAR is sending swab samples of suspected coronavirus patients to the Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar.
♦ The junior doctors association (JDA) at VIMSAR had requested the state government to set up two more COVID-19 laboratories, one at the VIMSAR institute and the other at MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur.
♦ VIMSAR has sent a feasibility report to the government for the establishment of a testing laboratory. The laboratory will come up in the microbiology department of the hospital.
♦ Once the lab is ready, a recombinant technology polymerase chain reaction (rt PCR) test for suspected cases of COVID-19 can be done there.
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