Covid-19: Health dept orders to increase testing rate amid spike

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Amid fresh spike in Covid-19 cases in Kashmir, Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has directed all Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of the Valley to increase rate of Covid-19 testing and establish flu clinics at all health institutions.

According to an order, DHSK stated that there is no increase in the Covid-19 testing rate.

“Furthermore, there hasn’t been any increase in the proportion testing of RT- PCR which should be the benchmark of minimum 80% of total Covid19 testing,” it reads.

DHSK directed CMOs to increase the rate of Covid19 testing, proportion of RT-PCR testing and ensure the establishment of Flu Clinics at all the health institutions as per the guidelines issued by MOHFW. (KNO)

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