With an aim to reduce the effort and time taken to collect and test samples, the Manipur government has planned to launch a mobile Covid-19 testing kit.
Manipur health & family welfare minister Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar said this on Saturday while speaking at a gathering at Senapati district headquarters.
Jayantakumar said the mobile testing facility will specially be helpful for testing in the remote hill areas, HT reported.
The minister said since the state didn’t have adequate medical equipment and manpower required to fight the pandemic, the state cabinet approved the decision to recruit 300 doctors as soon as possible.
He added that the pending recruitment of 106 staff nurses under the national health mission will be finalized at the earliest to bring down the shortfall.
The state’s capacity to test 1,000 samples daily is insufficient to cover the steady stream of residents returning to the state and efforts are on to raise it, he added.