The district administration of Bagerhat has introduced mobile Covid testing booths for collecting swab samples at the doorsteps of people.
Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tonmoy, Bagerhat-2 MP, took the initiative, following a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in the district.
Deputy commissioner Mohammad Azizur Rahman inaugurated the mobile service at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital on Tuesday.
Civil Surgeon Dr KM Humayun Kabir said, “Medical teams with three vehicles will collect swab samples for Rapid Antigen test in Bagerhat, Sadar, Kachua, Rampal, Mongla, Morelganj and Sharankhola upazilas of the district. The mobile teams can test upto 300 people in a day.”
To avail the opportunity, people have to make a call on the hotline numbers -- 01920-922229 and 01400-305405.
According to health officials, some 2,209 people have been found infected with the virus so far. On Tuesday, 102 people tested positive for Covid-19.
A total of 57 people have died of Covid-19 to date. Some 1,563 people have recovered from Covid so far.