Berhampur(Special Opinion)New Delhi, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) selected Maharaja Krushn Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital (MKCG MCH) to test corona samples.Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has informed that MKCG Medical College Hospital, has been permitted by ICMR, Delhi to conduct COVID-19 testing by his twitter. The second Medical College Hospital after SCB at Cuttack it will help in carrying out tests in southern part of the State and strengthening fight against the pandemic. With this, the total COVID-19 testing facility in the state has risen to four. The other three COVID-19 testing facilities in the state are RMRC Bhubaneswar, SCBMCH in Cuttack and AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Testing for COVID-19 is expected to begin at MKCGMCH from April 13 -Monday. MKCHMCH apart, Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Bhubaneswar is set to build a COVID-19 testing centre. The proposal has been approved by the department of biotechnology (DBT) under the Union ministry of science and technology.The state health and family welfare department issued an official statement saying “The director of ILS Bhubaneswar has informed health secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal that they have received the permission of DBT to conduct COVID-19 testing. The testing will commence next week.”Director of ILS Bhubaneswar Ajay Parida said that they will start COVID-19 testing from April 13 -Monday as reported.
Report : Nimai Charan Panda