Cuttack: As cases of COVID-19 in Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (ARHCC) and SCB Medical College and Hospital have risen, the State Government has decided to conduct antigen test of patients in both the hospitals from next week.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra held a meeting with the hospital authorities to check the situation and bring it under control. The antigen test of patients will begin from July 7 in both the hospitals. Disinfection of both the hospitals will be done during shutdown (weekends), reports stated.
New admissions will be allowed to these facilities only after antigen test. Patients at the SCB and the AHRCC will be tested along with new patients visiting the hospital. The test will also be conducted at Sishu Bhawan and City hospital, said Jayanta Panda, Technical spokesperson, Health and Family Welfare Department.