The security forces deployed on the front line to prevent and control coronavirus infection have started preparing to conduct PCR tests themselves. As the number of coronavirus infection is increasing among security personnel, preparations are underway for PCR tests by purchasing PCR machines themselves.
The Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have started the process to install PCR machines. NA has opened a tender for the purchase of a PCR machine to be kept in Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni. The Armed Police also opened a tender for the purchase of the machine.
A PCR machine has also been installed at the Nepal Police Hospital on Wednesday. It was inaugurated by Inspector General of Police Thakur Prasad Gyawali. Some technical aspects are yet to be settled and will be fully operational in a few days.
So far, 52 Nepal Army personnel have contracted COVID-19 and 25 have recovered. Spokesperson DIG Niraj Bahadur Shahi says that 82 people of Nepal Police are infected.
Spokesperson for Armed Police, Pravin Kumar Shrestha, said that 43 people have been infected in the Armed Police Force, out of which 25 have recovered.