Dakshina Kannada's second Covid testing laboratory to come up at Puttur

Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Jun 25: The district administration, which has been aggressive in the matter of regulating spread of Covid19 pandemic, has decided to set up the district's second testing lab for the disease at Puttur.

At present, swab samples collected from all over the district are tested at the swab test lab in the district government hospital Mangaluru. A temporary testing lab which was installed at KVG College Sullia about a month back has been functioning. The machineries currently installed at Sullia will be shifted to Puttur where a full scale lab of the government will be installed.

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This was confirmed by deputy commissioner, Dr Rajendra K V. Search for a suitable location in Puttur for the laboratory was conducted. It has been finally decided to locate the lab in the first floor of the Samarthya Soudha located next to the taluk panchayat building.

The deputy commissioner confirmed that in about a month a fully equipped government lab will start working in Puttur. At the suggestion of minister, Kota Srinivas Poojary, a temporary lab by using the infrastructure of KVG Medical College Sullia had been started where samples from Puttur, Kadaba and Sullia taluks were tested. After these arrangements, the test reports were obtained within an average time of 48 hours.







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  • Benjamin DSouza, Puttur

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    First and foremost we should have done compulsory Covid-19 test on every citizen of our country. This would have controlled the spred of virus to a certain extent, (by treatment, home isolation, quarantine etc.,based on the test results) . Simultaneously we must have more testing labs possibly in every taluk.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    As more and more people are getting vaccinated in that area more and more people might get infections in future with mutating viruses hoodwinking the purported antibodies for a virus for which they are cultured from last year. But opening centres for an unapproved tests by any FDA which clearly states in its manual- "For Experimental Purpose Only, Not To Be Used to To Test For Covid 19". Better test for antibodies in people who have had corona and to decide whether they need any vaccines which creates weak antibodies compared to natural infections. Further all those who had the jabs should be tested to find out whether they have antibodies as claimed by the vaccine industries. If they didn't then it is better to discontinue them as more money, time and resources can be saved. Many countries have stopped using Covishield vaccines after finding the same.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Few months back we got a lsb in Udupi but they test only you are patient by then it is useless at breaking the transmission chain, also we have the best private hospital labs with highly trained staff WHY are we not using what is ALREADY available.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Good Job. Please Aim to vaccinate as many people as possible.

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  • Sunil Fernandes, Dubai

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Good news... same time need ofthe hour is installation of covid rapit test fecilites in Mangalore Airport, in order to fecilitate the airlines to start their regular flights to various airports of UAE. Lots of people are waiting to travel back to UAE to resume their work and join their loved once.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    COVISELF, India's first self COVID test kits are available for Rs 250. Results in half hour, what else you need?

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