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Coronavirus test in Rangpur Medical begins

 Rangpur Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:12 AM, 2 April 2020   Updated: 10:21 AM, 2 April 2020

Department of Microbiology of Rangpur Medical College Hospital

Department of Microbiology of Rangpur Medical College Hospital

The machine for Polymerase Chain Reaction testing, widely known as PCR, has been set up at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) for detection test of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Collection of the sample and detection test of coronavirus would be begun from today (on Thursday) there. 

Confirming the information, Principal of the Rangpur Medical College Dr AKM Nurunnabi Laiju said that the sample collection and test activities will begin at 10:00 am at the hospital's Department of Microbiology. Sample testing of 96 people could be possible every day on an average and the result can be found within 4-6 hours after the test. 

Rangpur Medical College will test the sample of patients in eight districts of the division. People have been asked to contact the corona unit's hotline number (01712-177244) at the hospital.

In addition, they can get coronavirus-related services by contacting the Rangpur Civil Surgeon's Office (Phone- 0521 62150 or 01718-562172), the Rangpur Metropolitan Police Control Room (Phone- 0521 570066 or 01769 695400) and the IEDCR hotline numbers.

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