Less RT-PCR Tests Done In Kashmir: DHSK, Orders Increase In Tests

Kolkata coronavirus PTI 4 Less RT-PCR Tests Done In Kashmir: DHSK, Orders Increase In Tests

Srinagar, June 24 (GNS): After ‘serious concern’ expressed by higher authorities regarding less number of RT-PCR tests in Kashmir Valley, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Thursday ordered increase in the “gold standard” test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

“While analyzing the daily reports of Covid-19 work done of Kashmir Division, it has been observed that all the Districts arc performing less number of RT-PCR tests than what has been stipulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India in the guidelines issued from time to time, which has been viewed seriously by the higher authorities, ”the DSHK said in a circular, a copy of which lies with GNS.

“As such, it is impressed upon all Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents & Block Medical Officers of Kashmir Division to increase the number of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 in their respective districts,” he added. (GNS)

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