CHITWAN : The Chitwan Medical College (CMC) has begun conducting two hour PCR tests starting today at a cost of Rs 3,000.
Regular PCR tests cost Rs 2,000, informed CMC’s communication coordinator Dr Kishor Adhikari. The CMC conducted PCR tests on 5,292 persons last month, and among them, 953 had tested positive for COVID-19.
Adhikari shared that among the infected ones, 556 were male and 397 female, 18 percent of the total tested. A total of 13 COVID-19 infected persons who had been treated at the CMC have died due to the flu-like infection.
Over 221 persons have recovered and returned home while 97 are still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation.