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RT-PCR tests halted in Rajbiraj


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2021 Aug 12, 12:58,

RT-PCR tests for Coronavirus has remained closed at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj for the past eleven days. At a critical time where there is a possible threat of third wave of COVID-19, RT-PCR tests have halted.

Lab in-charge of the hospital, Prakash Kumar Yadav, said that the test service was stopped for the time being as the report showed incorrect results while testing. However, the antigen test is still going on.

The provincial government has provided two PCR machines each in other districts of Province No. 2, but for Saptari district, only one PCR machine has been provided. Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr. Ranjit Kumar Jha said that the swab test of corona virus could not be conducted due to technical glitch in the PCR machine.

Around 20 to 25 people come to the hospital daily for testing. Prior to this, PCR tests had been stopped for two days in late July due to a malfunction in the PCR machine. Although the service resumed with the help of technicians, the test service has stopped again.

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