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JK can test up to two lakh samples a day JK-Covid Test

JK can test up to two lakh samples a day

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jan 2022, 06:59 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: The J&K government Thursday said the union territory was capable of testing up to two lakh samples in a day, due to its network of RT-PCR Labs and hundreds of RAT Points.

In one week, the average number of tsts have gone up by 50 per cent.

Additional Chief Secretary to J&K Government, Vivek Bhardwaj, said testing in J&K was among the highest in India.

J&K was increasing its volume of tests with every passing day as the third wave intensified, he said.

“We have provided facilities for testing upto two lakh samples in a day if there is a need,” he added.

Three RT-PCR Labs were inaugurated recently and these labs can help in strengthening the network of already existing PCR Labs.

In addition, the Rapid Antigen Test kits have also been procured in bulk.

In the past one week, Bhardwaj said, the number of tests has increased from an average of 55,000 to an average of 80,000.

“We are on a steady rise in terms of tests and this is very important in terms of COVID19 mitigation strategy."