Raipur: Baloda Bazaar district collector has given instructions to conduct corona test of all school children as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of spread of the deadly virus.
District collector Sunik Kumar Jain has ordered all the sub-divisional officers to conduct a Covid test of the students studying in government and private schools.
Written permission will be taken from the parents before the Covid test of students. For this, instructions have been issued to the education and health department. Along with this, the collector directed the District Chief Health and Medical Officer Dr Khemraj Sonwani to conduct more than 3,000 tests per day in each block, which includes Antigen, True Not and RTPCR tests.
While directing the team of health department, he said that it will now be mandatory to test school children along with common people. On identification of patients, they will be provided with immediate treatment, medicines and other necessary facilities by tracing them. He further informed that adequate facilities are available for Covid patients in the district. Along with beds, ventilators for children are now ready in the New Covid Hospital Mandi premises.