Coronavirus detection antigens will be tested at two private hospitals in Sylhet. Director of the Department of Health (hospitals and clinics) said. This information was given in the circular signed by Farid Hossain Miah. This permission has been given to 6 institutions of the country in the notification.
Oasis Hospital and Ibn Sina Hospital in Sobhanighat area of Sylhet city were allowed to test for antigen. In the meantime, both the hospitals have been preparing for corona test with antigen.Advertising
Talking to the authorities of the two hospitals, it is learned that about 15 days ago, they applied for permission from the Department of Health to test the corona through antigen. Permission was granted today, Sunday.
According to Sylhet Health Department sources, earlier in Sylhet district, only Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital used to test for corona through antigen. Antigen and RT are tested in PCR for corona identification.Advertising
Corona is tested in patients with symptoms in a short time through antigen. It only takes a few minutes. In addition, the RT PCR test requires about 24 hours. However, even though the time is long, accurate reports come through RT PCR.
Meanwhile, private hospitals have officially set fees for corona testing through antigens. The cost of antigen testing through the kit has been estimated at 600 rupees. In addition, people with symptoms in special cases are allowed to spend a maximum of Rs 500 to collect samples from their own homes. It has instructions to keep the cost the same even if there are more than one person.
Mansur Alam, senior assistant manager at Oasis Hospital in Sylhet, said, “We got permission from the health department today (Sunday). Talks were held with the officials of the department soon after getting the permission. They will send us the permit. Then give details. We are preparing for the corona test with antigen.
He further said, “I have come to know that the Department of Health will inform later where to collect the antigen test kit. Meanwhile, even if the corona has a negative result in the antigen test, it will not be released immediately. The patient’s sample will be sent to the RT PCR for testing, after which it will be confirmed and published.
Obaidul Haque, Marketing Manager (Media) of Sylhet Ibn Sina Hospital, said, “We are ready. We will start our activities as per the next instructions of the health department.
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