Target to conduct 20 thousand RT-PCR tests in Bihar to prepare against the second wave of COVID-19

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the Bihar government has set a target to conduct 20 thousand RT-PCR tests in Bihar every day. The Health Department has directed all medical college hospitals to increase the number of RT-PCR tests. Right now, 13-14 thousand RT-PCR tests are being conducted daily in all the medical college hospitals of the state. 

Official sources said that the process of testing, including RT-PCR, has been expedited to stop the second wave of Corona in Bihar. By this, the infected can be identified and isolated immediately and those who come in contact with them can be traced and examined.

Preparation to increase the number of true-net probes to 4400 
According to sources, in addition to RT-PCR, there is also a preparation to increase the number of true-net probes. True-net machines test TB patients. All the TB hospitals-district level hospitals in the state have the facility of true-net screening. Currently 3400 infected patients are being tested, which is set to be increased to 4400. For this, the Medical Officers in charge of the hospital have been instructed through the District Civil Surgeon.

More than one lakh tests are being conducted every day
LiveHindustan reports that more than one lakh corona samples are being tested in Bihar including antigen testing. On Wednesday, 1 lakh 27 thousand 704 samples were tested. While on Tuesday, 1.06 lakh samples were examined. For this, medical teams have been given the responsibility of taking samples at the level of primary health centers (PHC). In Bihar, it has been instructed to do thermal scanning in OPD of patients coming to PHC, district hospital, and referral hospitals.

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