Delhi government to get 5 lakh rapid antigen kits | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has invited tenders to procure five lakh rapid antigen test kits on an emergency basis.
These kits will be used to further scale up testing for Covid-19 in Delhi, sources said. The Delhi government plans to offer Covid tests at all its mohalla clinics and polyclinics.
“A Test-Track-Treat strategy has been adopted to ensure early detection and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic. In continuation of measures undertaken by the Government of NCT of Delhi to augment Covid-19 testing and to ensure that it is more accessible, it has been decided that rapid antigen detection tests will be offered by all Delhi government dispensaries and polyclinics from 9am to 12 noon on all days to all eligible individuals (as per Annexure). This comes into effect immediately,” a recent order by Directorate General of Health Services, Delhi government, stated.
As many as 29,333 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the past 24 hours in Delhi, while 9,562 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests were carried out during the same time, an official in the state government health department said.
“Since June 18, when the novel coronavirus testing through the rapid antigen method started, more than three lakh tests have been conducted in Delhi,” he added. The official said testing is being scaled up to further isolate positive cases and prevent the spread of the disease.
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