Bhubaneswar, May 11: Odisha government has decided to set up RTPCR Covid-19 testing laboratory facilities at 16 district headquarter towns.
The towns where the testing laboratories will be set up are Bhadrak, Boudh, Bargarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jaipur, Kandhmal. Kendrapada, Khurda, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Sonepur and Sundargarh. Officials said that the testing machine for Rayagada has been ordered by the Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd.
The approximate unit cost for establishment of laboratory facility is around Rs 1.2 crore. Officials said that one microbiologist and three laboratory technicians will be recruited on outsourcing basis for functioning of these labs.