Viral researh laboratory inaugurated in Sikkim

Viral researh laboratory inaugurated in Sikkim
Gangtok, May 21 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Thursday inaugurated the state''s first Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) at the STNM Hospital near here. The tiny border state of Sikkim does not have a single COVID-19 case till now.

With the establishment of the VRDL in Sikkim, samples related to COVID-19 will no longer have to be sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal, for RT-PCR testing, the chief minister said.

Speaking on the occasion, he thanked the engineering cell of the health department, in particular, for building infrastructure for the VRDL on the ninth floor of the STNM hospital in a short span of 26 days after approval of the project by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Thursday inaugurated the state''s first Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) at the STNM Hospital

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