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BMC has been conducting testing camps (RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen) in educational institutions

Bhubaneswar:8/12/21: Further strengthening its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic with a motto of ‘testing, tracing and treatment’, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been conducting testing camps (RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen) in educational institutions, especially schools that reopened recently for physical classes to prevent transmission.

The Civic Body has ramped up mass testing of students and staff in the State Capital following the direction of Commissioner Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh in the wake of a new Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in the country.

Acting as per the direction, Shri Purandar Nanda (North Zone), Shri Mahendra Kumar Badhai, Zonal Deputy Commissioner (South-East Zone), Shri Rabi Narayan Jethy, Zonal Deputy Commissioner (South-West Zone) have asked their testing teams to speed up testing by covering each and every educational institution in their respective zones. They are visiting these testing camps and monitoring the situation every day to ensure maximum coverage and early detection of the virus.

In North Zone, the testing has covered at Ashram School, Rasulgarh, Ashram School, Nayapalli, Prabhuji English Medium School, Institute of Hotel Management, VSS Nagar, Jaydev College, Nahar Kanta, Biju Patnaik College, Jayadev Vihar, GGP Colony High School, VSS Nagar High School etc.

Similarly, Covid-19 testing camps are being held at RD Women’s University, Maharshi College of Natural Law, Unit-IX Boy’s School, Badagada High School and Capital High School, among others.

Likewise, the Civic Body is conducting such testing camps at DAV School, Unit-8, IRC Village High School, Saraswati Sishu Mandir, Nayapalli (Ward-23), Tapoban High School, Paika Nagar High School near Delta Square under South-West Zone. Till today, about 1500 testing has already been conducted at each zone.

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