Odisha to purchase 1 lakh Rapid Testing Kits


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to purchase 1 lakh Rapid Testing Kits so that more COVID-19 tests can be conducted, informed Subroto Bagchi, government’s chief spokesperson on COVID-19.

The state cabinet has approved a proposal to purchase ICMR recognized COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kit. In this connection, 1 Lakh Rapid Testing Kits will be purchased so that more COVID-19 test can be conducted, said Bagchi. 

He said various steps are being taken for testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The cabinet also approved a ratification proposal in Epidemic Act-1897, through an ordinance.

As per the ordinance, the amount of punishment has been enhanced in the Act.

Every offence shall be considered cognizable and bailable while maximum punishment will be 2 years of imprisonment or a fine of Rs. 10000 or both.