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New Town gets another paid Covid test centre

Testing will take place from 8am to 2pm daily and cost Rs 950
Sample being collected for RT-PCR test from the kiosk on Wednesday
Sample being collected for RT-PCR test from the kiosk on Wednesday

Sudeshna Banerjee   |   Salt Lake   |   Published 14.05.21, 01:13 AM

A walk-in Covid test centre started operating from Wednesday at New Town Mela Ground. Operated by Dr Lal PathLabs, it is being run from two kiosks set up by NKDA.

“We are increasing the number of testing facilities in New Town. We already have a drive-in testing centre run by Apollo Clinic outside the fair ground. A walk-in testing centre opened at Eco Park Gate no. 1 on April 5. This centre is the latest addition. All three are doing paid RT-PCR tests. We have a free Rapid Antigen Test centre in Utility Building in Action Area III,”said NKDA chairman Debashis Sen.

Tests will take place from 8am to 2pm daily and cost Rs 950. A total of 49 samples were collected on the first day. “We can collect upto 150 samples a day. The samples will be tested at our CC Block laboratory in New Town itself. We will deliver reports within 48 hours,” said Shreya Saha, the owner of the centre. The lab also does home collection for Rs 1,400.

Walk in for second dose

Those who took the first dose of Covishield from private facilities in New Town can walk into the NKDA vaccination centre at Terminus Building beside Pride Hotel on the 56th day since the day to get the second dose, the NKDA has announced.



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