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COVID-19: Testing facilities to be installed at Industrial Estates, Airports: Vishwajit Rane

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Panaji: With our COVID-19 cases turning zero and relaxation of Industries as per MHA orders, it is important that we ramp up our testing facilities at the Industrial units and Airports, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.

Rane said that the government will be installing a state-of-art “Smart Kiosk” in collaboration with GE (General Electric) through a CSR initiative to have a random testing for COVID-19.

“This robust method will help us to increase our scope of testing in the state with swift sample collection,” he added.

Rane said that the kiosk will be placed at various locations including Urban Health Centre/Red Cross Panjim, Verna Industrial Estate, Kundaim industrial estate, Mapusa industrial estate, Cuncolim industrial estate, Dabolim Airport, MPT and at the border locations of Patradevi check post, Keri check post, Pollem check post, Mollem check post and Dodamarg check post.

“I am grateful to Wipro GE Healthcare who through their CSR efforts have come forward to support us in this initiative by designing an innovative kiosk and having it implemented across Goa,” he added.

Goa had reported seven positive cases, all of which were cured on April 19.


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