Srinagar: A mass Covid-19 testing drive was held on Monday in the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar for employees and students, to contain the spread of infection on the campus.
After 24 students tested Covid-19 positive on Saturday, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar decided to conduct a mass testing drive for all employees and students from today.
Medical Officer, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat said a total of 442 tests were jointly administered by the medical teams Medical Unit NIT Srinagar, DHSK, and Sub-District Hospital Habak on the campus.
He said 399 Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) were administered by joint health teams in which no student or employee was found infected.
“While 43 RT-PCR tests were administered, including those 26 students who were recently detected positive. The results would arrive on Wednesday and till then have been isolated as a precautionary measure,” he said.
The drive was conducted in collaboration with the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) to contain further spread of infection on the campus and was inspected by the In-charge- Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. M F Wani, and Registrar Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari.
“We ensure that all Covid-19 precautionary measures should be adhered to, so that there will be no risk of spreading infection at the campus,” Wani said.
“During the testing drive, no positive case was reported by the joint health teams on the campus, while students who were recently infected, have been isolated till their RT-PCR test results would arrive,” he added.
Bukhari said as they will ensure that all Covid-19 SoPs would be adhered to, so that there will be no risk of further spread of infection.
As a precautionary measure, wearing disposable masks is mandatory for all persons entering the NIT campus,” he added.