The Regional Medical Analysis Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar is all set to start state-level serological surveillance in 12 districts of Odisha from tomorrow (August 29).
The survey shall be undertaken in Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Khordha, Puri, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur to be able to estimate and examine the age-specific prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies within the common inhabitants and well being care staff throughout the State.
Further Chief Secretary of Well being Division, Pradipta Mohapatra on Saturday wrote to the Collectors of 12 districts to increase mandatory assist to RMRC groups for the “Odisha State COVID-19 Serosurvey” to be carried out between August 29 and September 15.
Detailing concerning the survey, Mohapatra wrote, “They are going to be accumulating 6680 samples from 12 districts in whole from the common inhabitants and 100 samples from the healthcare staff in every of those districts. They’re planning pattern and information assortment from the varied districts as per the micro-plan.”
The RMRC group will make all their journey, HR and logistics preparations from their finish whereas the district wants to assist with the lodging for the group members and facilitate within the assortment of blood samples.
“It’s possible you’ll nominate a nodal individual on the district stage and inform their particulars (title, designation, contact quantity) to Director, RMRC with whom their group can coordinate and perform discipline work in session with,” the ACS wrote.
“It’s, due to this fact, requested to increase mandatory assist from the district administration to the total because the findings from this survey shall be helpful in informing our COVID-19 administration and vaccination technique,” he added.