24 November 2020, Kathmandu
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started collecting swab by operating mobile van at every tole in order to make activities related to preventing, controlling and treatment of coronavirus infection more effective.
The KMC started collecting swab of symptomatic patients, people suffering from chronic disease and senior citizens reaching at every ward as the risk of coronavirus infection has increased in the Kathmandu Valley with the start of winter season.
The mobile van has been brought into operation from Monday after Nepal Academy of Science and Technology installed Positive Air Pressure Maintained Unit in the van.
KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said that they have started collecting swab using a mobile van constructed with the technical support of NAST in order to make activities related to prevent, control and treatment of coronavirus infection more effective.
KMC would carry out free PCR test of the people, who are under the criteria set by the government as well as suspicious persons under contact tracing.
The KMC has requested all to give priority to helpless, and poor people as well as senior citizens for the same. Swab was collected at ward no 13 on Monday and it would be collected in other wards from today, according to KMC.