Srinagar: After 24 students were tested Covid19 positive, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar decided to organize a mass testing drive for all employees and students on Monday.
The testing drive was conducted by the Health Centre of the Institute in collaboration with the local medical authorities of the J&K Government. It is suspected that more COVID positive cases may be there among the students and employees of the Institute.
The Institute authorities as a precautionary measure have decided to conduct mass testing of the employees and students of the Institute. The Health Centre of the Institute in consultation with local medical authorities of J&K Government has finalized the testing to be conducted on 11.04.2022.
Accordingly, all employees and students of the Institute are directed to get themselves tested on 11.04.2022 at 10.30 AM at the testing facility to be established near the Health Centre of the Institute.
This is issued as per the approvals of the Competent Authority.
Prof. Sehgal said they will ensure that all COVID19 SOPs would be adhered to, so that there will be no risk of further spread of infection.
He said it has been also decided that wearing 3-ply reusable or disposable masks is mandatory for all persons entering the NIT campus.
Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said they have already issued a circular for conducting a mass testing drive of students, and employees.
“The Health Centre of the Institute in consultation with local medical authorities of J&K Government has finalized the testing to be conducted on 11.04.2022,” he said.
Prof. Bukhari said it is suspected that more COVID positives cases can be reported and accordingly, all staff and students are directed to get themselves tested on Monday.
Medical Officer, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat said a special testing drive will be conducted under the direction of worthy Director NIT, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal. Both RAT and RTPCR tests will be conducted from Monday onward, he said.
“We have finalized all the arrangements for the mass testing. Drive will continue for some days on the campus,” he added.