Balangir MP Sangeeta seeks Covid testing facility at Bhima Bhoi Medical
Balangir: Balangir MP Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo has said that a testing facility for Covid-19 should be set up at Bhima Bhoi Medical College in Balangir to cater to the needs of migrant labourers of the district.
In a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan, Sangeeta said the blood samples from the suspect Covid patients are being tested at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar which is resulting in inordinate delay due to the pressure on this single lab.
Owing to the distance between the districts of Western Odisha and Bhubaneswar, the lab in the capital city is not being able to cater to the growing needs of the region, Sangeeta said. The highest number of labourers, who go to work in other States, are from Balangir disttict, she added.
Since migrant labourers are returning in thousands and need to be tested and quarantined, Balangir is strategically located and will be best suited to cater to the needs of at least 10 districts of Western Odisha, Sangeeta reasoned.