Kathmandu: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has brought mobile vans into operation from Sunday to collect swabs.
The van came into operation after the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology connected a positive air pressure maintenance room to the vehicle provided by the metropolis and handed it over to the metropolis.
The program was organized at the National Assembly House today. Mahesh Kumar Adhikari handed over the van to KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya.
Mayor Shakya, said that the corporation has started collecting swabs through mobile vans to make the prevention, control, and treatment of the Covid-19 epidemic more effective.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Shakya informed that the prevention, control and treatment of the Covid-19 epidemic has been made effective since the beginning of the lockdown. He informed that effective work is being carried out even with less number of human resources.
“To make it more effective, we have recently started the work of collecting swabs through a mobile van built with the technical assistance of NAST, “said Shakya.
“We are working on behalf of the government. It cannot be controlled if the local people and the community do not move forward hand in hand, ‘he said.’ The metropolis is ready to conduct a free examination of the citizens who meet the criteria set by the government. It is also requested to give priority to the helpless, deprived and senior citizens as much as possible by supporting our campaign not to deprive the target group from treatment, he added.
He also informed that the victims of contact tracing will be treated free of cost. He also urged all to adhere to health standards as much as possible to reduce the number of infections. The van will be operated by the Urban Health and Food Regulatory Department.
The metropolis has provided Rs 320,600 for the construction of this booth. Its technical side has been developed and connected by NAST.