House committee directs to widen PCR testing

30 May 2020, Kathmandu

The International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives has directed the Ministry of Health and Population to expand the testing for COVID-19 through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method.

A meeting of the committee held today said that the RDT kit was not effective for testing COVID-19 and directed to widen the PCR, said committee member Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhat.

It also directed to immediately organize quarantines at all district headquarters and local levels on the Nepal-India border and announce an immediate financial package to increase the number of PCR tests.

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