Coronavirus test to be available at Hetauda

30, Mar 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

Tests for coronavirus to be available in Hetauda from today

Tests for coronavirus will be available in Hetauda, the capital of Bagmati State, from today. Bagmati State Government's Minister for Social Development Yubaraj Dulal said, "The laboratory at the Vector-Borne Diseases Research and Training Centre (VBDRTC) at Hetauda would be upgraded and used for testing for COVID-19."

He said that the swab specimen from the suspected coronavirus patients would be collected and tested at the laboratory itself. Minister Dulal said, “if anyone is found infected with coronavirus, arrangements will be made for treating that person in Hetauda itself.” He added that the laboratory will be operated for the convenience of people from various districts of State-2 as well.

The Minister said that the state government has also set up 300 isolation wards including ICU facilities for keeping coronavirus infected people. According to him, isolation wards have been set up in 12 districts in Bagmati state.

State-level rapid response teams and high-level monitoring committees have been formed, and various activities such as publicity and sensitisation programmes were also being carried out all across the state.

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