August 6, 2021, 12:59 am
Sayed Mohammed Nazrul Islam, Boalkhali (Chattogram): Corolla antigen test started in Boalkhali.
Thursday (July 1) morning, Upazila Health and P. P. Officer. Md. Zillur Rahman said that only the suspected corona patients who have symptoms will be tested for antigen. The presence of coronavirus in one’s body can be confirmed by antigen testing. The results of this test will be known within 30 minutes. Antigen testing will not be performed in asymptomatic suspected patients.
He added that the number of tests will increase with the introduction of antigen tests to know the results quickly and easily. If the antigen test is negative, the patient will be sent back to Chamek Hospital for RT-PCR. He said if the antigen test is positive, the person will be considered as positive.
Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Rapid Antigen Testing was initiated by Alhaj Moslem Uddin Ahmed, Member of Parliament for Chittagong 8 constituency. Hasan Shahriar Kabir, Civil Surgeon Dr. Sheikh Fazle Rabbi.