SAIL’s COVID-19 Testing Lab starts functioning at Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela

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New Delhi / Rourkela, 15th April 2020: PSU steel maker SAIL, in collaboration with Odisha Government has set up a COVID-19 Testing Lab at SAIL- Rourkela Steel Plant’s Ispat General Hospital (IGH). The Lab is now ready for sample testing.

While all the major equipment for the testing facility have been provided by Govt. of Odisha, the infrastructure has been provided by SAIL-RSP. Doctor and paramedics of Ispat General Hospital trained at RMRC, Bhubaneswar and AIIMS, Bhubaneswar will carry out the testing. Nasal and throat swab collected from the suspected persons of the surrounding region will be tested at the Laboratory of IGH. It normally takes around 6 to 7 hours to get the results of a batch of samples.

Earlier, SAIL-RSP had supplied 5 ventilators to the Odisha Government and has been continually working along with local state administration to provide medical facilities in the fight against Corona.