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Dhanbad indoor stadium is now a Covid testing centre

New facility aimed at reducing rush at Sahid Nirmal Mahto Medical College and Hospital
People wait for testing at the newly opened  Covid test centre at Dhanbad indoor stadium.
People wait for testing at the newly opened Covid test centre at Dhanbad indoor stadium.
Picture by Gautam Dey

Praduman Choubey   |   Dhanbad   |   Published 27.04.21, 06:52 PM

The Dhanbad District Administration on Tuesday launched an additional Covid test centre at the district indoor stadium to ease the rush and difficulties faced by commoners at the Sahid Nirmal Mahto Medical College and Hospital (SNMMCH).

This facility is aimed at catering to the needs of prospective patients of the upcoming 100-bed Covid care centre of the Sadar Hospital and will conduct RT-PCR as well as TrueNat tests.

Deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh said the huge rush at SNMMCH leads to the chances of a non-positive patient getting infected by the virus during the process.

“The new covid testing facility at Dhanbad District Indoor Stadium will be of great help  for both the serious as well as asymptomatic patients, or those with mild symptoms admitted at the dedicated Covid care center of Sadar Hospital,” he added.

The Deputy Commissioner meanwhile visited the catheterization lab at the SNMMCH, and also inspected the construction work of the 60-bed Covid ICU facility at the hospital. Thereafter, he carried out an inspection at the upcoming 100-bed general Covid facility at the hospital.

In a related development the Dhanbad District administration allowed Park Clinic, a private hospital in Hirapur, to dedicate 14 of its beds for Covid-19 treatment.

With  the permission for treatment of Covid patients in Park Clinic, the number of private hospitals offering Covid treatment in Dhanbad has increased to 21.



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