NFTV:Odisha:Rourkela: The COVID-19 testing center begins its operation at Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela. The lab initially testing 60 samples in a day and after a few days of testing the capacity of testing will be doubled. This is the first COVID-19 sample testing center of western Odisha. To make this possible complete funding provided by District Mineral Foundation, Sundargarh.
Earlier in the state, the COVID-19 tests are also being carried out in the state at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, RMRC in Bhubaneswar, SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, MKCG Medical College, and Hospital in Berhampur and Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar. VIMSAR in Burla will begin testing of COVID-19 samples on April 16.