Odisha govt launches website for Covid test report
The Odisha government on Saturday launched a website where people who have undergone Covid-19 test can check whether they have tested positive or negative at home without having to queue up at the test centres to collect them.
“After undergoing Covid-19 tests, RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen, people can know their test result — whether it is positive or negative — by just submitting their registered mobile number or SRF (specimen referral form) ID on the website,” a media release from the chief minister’s office said.
Launching the website (covid19regd.odisha.gov.in/SamplCollectionDetails.aspx), chief minister Naveen Patnaik said: “Hassle-free provision of information regarding Covid test to people will not only smoothen the process but also give a huge relief to the people during these trying times.”
In order to ensure privacy, an OTP (one-time password) will be sent to the registered mobile number of the person who was tested.
The test report generated digitally will carry all the details of the person who was tested, including the QR code which can be used by any designate agency to verify its authenticity at any time. People can also download the report for their reference or future use.
The website has been linked to statedashboard.odisha.gov.in for greater convenience.
Manoj Kumar Mishra, secretary, electronics and IT, science and technology department, said: “We often see that people throng the test centres to just collect their negative reports. We have leveraged technology to remove these hassles of collecting test status by providing the report directly. The same also can be availed at the Mo Seba (My Service) kendras (centres) at GP (gram panchayat) level.”