Covid-19: Govt approves antigen-based rapid testing

Sun Online Desk

21st September, 2020 01:31:38 printer

Covid-19: Govt approves antigen-based rapid testing

Antigen-based rapid testing for Covid-19 at the government healthcare centres has been approved.

Earlier on July 5, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) urged the health ministry to allow antigen-based Covid-19 testing in a letter.

A circular signed by Bilkis Begum, deputy secretary of the health service division of the health ministry, disclosed the information.

The circular dated on September 17 reads, "Antigen-based testing has been permitted in all government hospitals, district hospitals, government PCR labs and all health institutes as per the proposal of the health directorate and the interim guideline of the World Health Organization".