Covid-19 Sero Survey Kicks Offs In Three Odisha District Today

Bhubaneswar: Teams of health experts from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, which is a unit of ICMR, are set to kick off the Sero surveillance in three Odisha districts- Rayagada, Ganjam and Koraput- from today.

It is a part of the fourth round of nation-wide Sero survey for Covid-19 wherein 70 districts across the country with three from Odisha have been included for the survey.As many as 10 clusters have been selected from 11 blocks in Rayagada district from where 40 blood samples of different age groups would be collected for examination to assess the presence of antibodies in their bodies.

Team expert team will collect samples from 10 clusters in seven blocks of Koraput while eight villages of Ganjam and two wards of Berhampur Municipal Corporation in the district have been included in the survey.

The district authorities have been asked to provide all logistic supports to the survey team.

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