Mass testing in South villages

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 08:00 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 02:19 [IST]

Mass testing in South villages

NAMCHI, (IPR): As Covid mass testing drive has been intensified, the team from Namthang PHC led by medical officer in-charge Dr. Mingyur D. Lassopa along with dental surgeons Dr. Sushmita Chettri and Dr. Ayesh Chettri collected RT-PCR samples and did RAT testing at Phongla today.
The team covered villages namely Suiram, Phongla and Tangzi under Tangzi Bikmat GPU and Chuba Phong GPU.
The team did 23 Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) at Phongla out of which 14 were detected positive. They also collected 207 RTPCR samples at Phongla. In Namthang Primary Health Centre, two RAT tests were done and both turned out positive.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi