Government provides free PCR test for mosquito-borne diseases

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has launched a free PCR test campaign for mosquito-borne diseases like Zika virus, Dengue and Chikungunya virus.

Joint Spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari of the Ministry informed that National Public Health Laboratroy is providing the free PCR test service.

He urged the people showing signs of mosquito-borne disease to get tested from the Laboratory.

People visiting Nepal from foreign countries with symptoms of the diseases can get free PCR tests on the recommendations of doctors, said the Laboratory’s Spokesperson Rajesh Gupta.

The government has urged people to be safe from mosquitos by using mosquito nets while sleeping, setting up nets on the house doors and windows and using mosquito repellent products to be safe from the diseases.

 

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