Sample collection from home begins in Bagerhat

Our Correspondent

17 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BAGERHAT: The district administration of Bagerhat has introduced mobile corona testing booths for collecting swab samples at the doorsteps of people.

Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tonmoy, Bagerhat-2 MP, took the initiative, following a sudden surge in corona cases in the district.

Deputy commissioner Mohammad Azizur Rahman inaugurated the mobile service at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital on Tuesday.

Civil Surgeon Dr KM Humayun Kabir said, “Medical teams with three vehicles will collect swab samples for Rapid Antigen test in Bagerhat, Sadar, Kachua, Rampal, Mongla, Morelganj and Sharankhola upazilas of the district. The mobile teams can test up to 300 people in a day.”

To avail the opportunity, people have to make a call on the hotline numbers -- 01920-922229 and 01400-305405.

According to health officials, some 2,209 people have been found infected with the virus so far. On Tuesday, 102 people tested positive for corona.

A total of 57 people have died of corona to date. Some 1,563 people have recovered from corona infection so far.