Assam carried out 1.20 lakh tests and over 1.34 lakh tests on 28th and 29th of September. The state government planned to hit similar figures on Wednesday.
“Next 2 days also, we’ll conduct 1 lakh+ tests. Compliments to the team,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
The testing exercise covers patients in hospitals, those turning up for tests at the Covid Screening and Counselling Centres (CSCC) in the state, and contacts of those who had tested positive.
In Kamrup (Metro) district, 90 CSCCs have been opened where people can come and get tested, in addition to the various government hospitals. All government offices and institutions have been taking part in this testing exercise. “In every way possible, including through ads in TV channels and newspapers, we are requesting more and more people to come and get tested,”