State to get 2 more testing centers, PPEs

By iDream Post Apr. 02, 2020, 07:06 pm IST
State to get 2 more testing centers, PPEs

Andhra Pradesh to get two more testing centers and adequate numer of PPEs will be supplied to the Covid hospitals.

Testing labs would come up one in Guntur and the other in Kadapa taking the total to six. The State has testing facilities in Vijayawada, Tirupati, Kakinada and Ananthapur.Work is in progress at Visakhapatnam for another centre, The two new centers will function from April 3 and 4, State Nodal Officer Sr Arja Srikanth said.

With the growing number of cases more number samples can be tested.

Meanwhile, at a review meeting held here it was decided to supply 2500 PPEs (Personal Protection Equipment) to Covid hospitals.

Discussions were held in a review meeting regarding the supply of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to doctors who are working in hospitals. Health Department Special Principal Secretary KS Jawahar Reddy has inspected the equipment.

The samples of PPE masks have been trialed and 2500 PPEs will be supplied to COVID hospitals across the state. For the same, discussions were held with 90 GSM non-oven fabric suppliers for the manufacturing of PPEs.

The government is keen on ensuring safety for doctors who are working during the tough times of pandemic.

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