DC Rajouri inspects functioning of newly installed RT PCR machine in GMC & AH

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RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal on Friday visited Government Medical College and Associated Hospital and inspected the functioning of the newly installed RT PCR machine there.
ADC Rajouri, Sachin Dev Singh; Acting Principal GMC; Dr Zubair Afzal MS AH, Dr Mehmood; Administrative Officer GMC& AH, Mohinder Paul besides other officers accompanied the DDC during his visit.
Taking stock of the functioning of the unit, the DDC was apprised that earlier there was only one RT PCR machine in the GMC & AH and despite working for late-night hours, only 1500 samples could be tested per day but with the installation of this new machine, it has gone up to 2000 per day.
The concerned microbiologist informed that the sampling is done in clubs and it doesn’t take much time when the samples turn negative but when a sample tests positive, then the individual samples are to be tested which takes more time. The DDC was also informed that sometimes the COVID samples are brought without labelling which causes a lot of inconvenience during the testing procedure.
The DDC asked the MS AH to make sure that all the COVID samples being brought to the GMC & AH are properly labelled. He also appreciated the team members for their tireless efforts and dedication towards their duties.
The testing team also raised several issues for which the DDC asked the Acting Principal GMC to resolve all the same.
The DDC also asked the concerned authorities to put in extra efforts to scale up the testing progress for the early detection of the positive patients to avoid the transmission of the virus.