Covid testing at Dhaka airport to begin on Saturday : Zahid Maleque

Publish: 9:45 PM, September 23, 2021 | Update: 9:45:PM, September 23, 2021

Asraful Islam Asraf
From the next Saturday, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, people going abroad will be able to get Covid-19 testing facilities without any hindrance from the installed RT PCR labs.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said this while addressing a media briefing after inspecting the RT PCR lab set-up at Hazrat Shahjalal Int’l Airport on Thursday afternoon.

He added, “I personally came here the day before yesterday and fixed the place to set up the RT PCR lab at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as soon as possible.

I hope it will be possible to complete the infrastructure construction by evening (September 23). A few machines have also arrived and all the concerned officials of the health sector are working tirelessly.

Asked about the number of labs and how many people can test in these labs daily, the health minister said, “There will be 12 machines installed in 7 labs. At least three and a half to four thousand people will be able to test in these labs every day.

Both the Rapid PCR Lab for timely testing and the RT PCR Lab for general testing will work. ” The Minister was accompanied by Secretary General of Bangladesh Private Medical College Association Anwar Hossain Khan MP, Director General of the Department of Health Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, Executive Director of the Airport Authority and other senior officials.