2nd Round Of Serological Survey In Odisha’s Bhubaneswar From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The second round of the serological survey will be carried out in the city from tomorrow for two days.

Five teams will collect samples simultaneously from various locations while a target of 1,500 randomly selected samples will be collected in the two days from 25 wards, according to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The survey is expected to provide insights into the community exposure levels which were very low during the first round (1.42%). Target group is general population (adults) selected randomly from the community. After the two-day survey, an interim report will be given to the BMC.

While Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), a part of Indian Council of Medical Research, is providing technical support under the leadership of the BMC, Health and Family Welfare Department will also contribute in the execution of the survey.

BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary and RMRC Director Dr Samghamitra Pati are leading the entire exercise.

“In the first round of survey, a community sample of 900 was covered. It was found that though the community level antibody is relatively low across the communities of the city, it may be inferred that large-scale transmission has probably not occurred in the state capital,’’ said Dr Jayasingh Kshatri, scientist with RMRC.

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